The Japanese Society of M-GTA

The Japanese Society of M-GTA (Modified Grounded Theory Approach) for Innovative Qualitative Research

The Japanese Society of M-GTA

Overview

The Japanese Society of M-GTA (Modified Grounded Theory Approach) is for a group of people who study and utilize the M-GTA, a qualitative research method developed by a Japanese sociologist, Y. Kinoshita. The Society was founded in 1999 and as in 2012 it has over 400 members, --professional researchers, graduate students and professionals in practice-- in various human services such as nursing, healthcare, medicine, caregiving, rehabilitation, social work, clinical psychology, school education, business management and in sociology.  Today the M-GTA is one of the most popular qualitative research methods in Japan. And, in addition to the Tokyo Society, there are branches in western Japan, northern island of Hokkaido, and southern island of Kyushu.

Activities

The main activities of the Society are its regular workshops. In Tokyo, workshops are held every other month mainly at Rikkyo University. Each workshop comprises presentations of research results and research plans by members and there are active exchanges between the presenters, and the supervisors and audience. Besides the regular workshops, there is one master’s thesis presentation meeting in which the participants are limited to those who have finished writing their master’s theses using the M-GTA and master’s program students who are writing or planning to write such theses. In addition, the Society also holds public workshops (once a year) and training camps (once a year), as well as publishing newsletters (6 issues annually).

Board Members

Yoko HAYASHI [President]

(Representative Director & Industry counselor JH Occupational Health & Medical Science Institute, Inc., Tokyo Japan / Part-time lecturer, Jichi Medical University)

Shogo KOJIMA [Vice President]

(Professor, Faculty of Social Work, International University of Health and Welfare)
Personal website: http://socialcarejapan.net

Hiroshi YAMAZAKI [Vice President]

(Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Shinshu University)
Personal website: http://researchmap.jp/HRY/

Aiko NEMOTO [Chief Executive]

(Lecturer, Center for Global Communication Strategies, The University of Tokyo)

Masako ABE

(Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Nagano College of Nursing)

Yasuhito KINOSHITA

(Professor, College of Sociology, Rikkyo University)
Personal website: http://www2.rikkyo.ac.jp/web/yasuhito/

Sadami KURATA

(Researcher, Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)

Kikuko MIYAZAKI

(Part-time lecture, School of Public Health, Kyoto University)

Keiko OGURA

(Emeritus Professor, Yamazaki Gakuen University)

Kanae SAGAWA

(Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, Kumamoto Health Science University)

Chiyoe SAKAMOTO

(Professor, Faculty of Human Studies, Taisho University)

Hiroshi TAKESHITA

(Associate Professor, Principle of HRM Unit, Polytechnic University)

Tomoko TAMURA

(Lecturer, Research Institute for Language Education, Seisen University)

Hiromi TANNO

(Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School of Psychology, J. F. Oberlin University)

Keiko TOMARU

(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Seitoku University)

Supervisors

Masako ABE, Ph.D.

speciality: Nursing, Nagano College of Nursing

Yoko HAYASHI, Ph.D.

speciality: Sociology, JH Occupational Health & Medical Science Institute, Inc., Tokyo Japan/ Jichi Medical University)

Noriko KARATA, Ph.D.

speciality: Nursing, National College of Nursing, Japan

Yasuhito KINOSHITA, Ph.D.

speciality: Sociology, Rikkyo University

Shogo KOJIMA, MSW

speciality: Social Work, International University of Health and Welfare

Sadami KURATA, Ph.D.

speciality: Medical Science, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Hiroyo MATSUDO, Ph.D.

speciality: Library and Information Science, Bukkyo University

Kumiko MIWA, Ph.D.

speciality: Social Welfare, NPO Grief Care Support Plaza

Kikuko MIYAZAKI, PhD.

speciality: Health Informatics, Kyoto University

Yutaka NAGAYAMA, Ph.D.

speciality: Nursing, Kanazawa Medical University

Aiko NEMOTO, Ph.D.

speciality: Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, The University of Tokyo

Keiko OGURA, Ph.D.

speciality: Clinical Psychology, Yamazaki Gakuen University

Kanae SAGAWA, Ph.D.

speciality: Sociology, Occupational Therapy, Kumamoto Health Science University

Chiyoe SAKAMOTO, Ph.D.

speciality: Social Work, Taisho University

Hiroshi TAKESHITA, DBA

speciality: Management and Psychology, Polytechnic University

Tomoko TAMURA

speciality: English Language Education, Seisen University

Hiromi TANNO, MD.

speciality: Psychiatry, J. F. Oberlin University

Keiko TOMARU, Ph.D.

speciality: Psychology, Seitoku University

Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, PhD

peciality: Sociology, Death and Dying, Shinshu University

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