Socio-Technical Grounded Theory

Rashina has developed Socio-Technical Grounded Theory, a modern socio-technical version of the traditional, sociological Grounded Theory method, designed especially for Software Engineering and other socio-technical domains, based on over 15 years of experience. Watch this space for updates on the “Socio-Technical Grounded Theory” book. In the meanwhile, to know more about STGT, please consider the resources below, including the STGT Guide (the TSE paper), links to exemplar papers applying STGT, and summary slides and videos of STGT technical briefings and talks.

Read the STGT Guide

The “Socio-Technical Grounded Theory for Software Engineering” paper.
Hoda, R. (2021). Socio-Technical Grounded Theory for Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, volume 48, issue 10, pp. 3808 – 3832 (early access from Aug 2021, published 2022) [PDF] DOI: 10.1109/TSE.2021.3106280

Read Exemplars Applying STGT

STGT for Data Analysis (STGT4DA) Exemplars

  • Madampe, K., Hoda, R., and Grundy, J. (2023) “The Emotional Roller Coaster of Responding to Requirements Changes in Software Engineering,” in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 1171-1187, doi: 10.1109/TSE.2022.3172925 [PDF]
  • Madampe, K., Hoda, R., & Grundy, J. (2023). A Framework for Emotion-oriented Requirements Change Handling in Agile Software Engineering. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering [PDF]
  • Hidellaarachchi, D., Grundy, J., Hoda, R., and Mueller, I. (2023). Understanding the Influence of Motivation on Requirements Engineering-related Activities. Submitted to the ACM Transactions Software Engineering Methodology, 34 pages [Arxiv Link]

Full STGT Study Exemplar

  • Graetsch, U. M., Khalajzadeh, H., Shahin, M., Hoda, R., & Grundy, J. (2022). Dealing with Data Challenges when Delivering Data-Intensive Software Solutions. Submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering [Arxiv Link]

Read the Slides from the Technical Briefing (ICSE 2023)

A Technical Briefing (~1 hour 30 mins) was presented at ICSE 2023, Melbourne [Summary Slides] [Technical Briefing]
Cite as: Hoda, R. (2023, May). Technical Briefing on Socio-Technical Grounded Theory for Qualitative Data Analysis. In 2023 IEEE/ACM 45th International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (ICSE-Companion). IEEE. [PDF]

Watch the Journal First Talk (ICSE 2022)

A Journal First talk recording presented at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE2022 (online).

Watch & Read the Technical Briefing (ICSE 2021)

A Technical Briefing (~1 hour 25 mins) was presented at ICSE 2021 (online) [Technical Briefing]
Cite as: R. Hoda, “Decoding Grounded Theory for Software Engineering,” 2021 IEEE/ACM 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (ICSE-Companion), Madrid, ES, 2021, pp. 326-327, doi: 10.1109/ICSE-Companion 52605.2021.00139. [PDF]

Watch the invited STGT talk at PUC-Rio (2021)

“Socio-Technical Grounded Theory for Software Engineering” – An invited talk at the PUC-Rio, Brazil (presented virtually), December, 2021