ISBN-10:
1446252175
ISBN-13:
9781446252178
Pub. Date:
02/06/2013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Qualitative Research / Edition 2

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Qualitative Research / Edition 2

by David Silverman

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Overview

The Second Edition of Qualitative Research provides a refreshing introduction to doing and debating qualitative research. The author uses updated content, ranging from photographs to novels and newspaper stories, to demonstrate how getting to grips with qualitative methods means asking ourselves fundamental questions about how we are influenced by contemporary culture.



Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.



Suitable for Undergraduate students who are new to qualitative research and even Postgraduates and Practitioners who want re-assess their current understanding of the field.




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446252178
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/06/2013
Series: Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Silverman is Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Emeritus Professor in the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths’ College and Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, Queensland University of Technology. He has lived in London for most of his life, where he attended Christ's College Finchley and did a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics in the 1960s. Afterwards, he went to the USA for graduate work, obtaining an MA in the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles. He returned to LSE to write a PhD on organization theory. This was published as The Theory of Organizations in 1970.

Apart from brief spells teaching at UCLA, his main teaching career was at Goldsmiths College. His three major research projects were on decision making in the Personnel Department of the Greater London Council (Organizational Work, written with Jill Jones, 1975), paediatric outpatient clinics (Communication and Medical Practice, 1987) and HIV-test counselling (Discourses of Counselling, 1997).

He pioneered a taught MA in Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths in 1985 and supervised around 30 successful PhD students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999, he has continued publishing methodology books. David regularly runs qualitative research workshops for five universities in Sydney and Brisbane. He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Since 2000, he has done voluntary work with people with dementia. resident in an old people’s home

Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket and spending time with his grandchildren.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     viii
Introduction: Making a Space for this Book     1
Innumerable Inscrutable Habits: Why Unremarkable Things Matter     11
On Finding and Manufacturing Qualitative Data     37
Instances or Sequences?     61
Applying Qualitative Research     85
The Aesthetics of Qualitative Research: On Bullshit and Tonsils     119
A Very Short Conclusion     145
References     148
Transcription symbols     155
Author Index     156
Subject Index     158

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