Master of Arts (Integrated Studies) 640: Grounded Theory, Exploration, and Beyond is a graduate course designed to give students an introductory opportunity to produce their own original grounded-theory research. We hope that students will find that grounded-theory research has the potential to be an exciting creative endeavour. What is grounded theory? Simply, it is a social scientific methodology that is designed to generate theory from the “ground”—or information and data—up. Therefore, it is a theory-building methodology, rather than a theory-testing one. As students will see, the methodology is fairly unique to the practice of social research.