"Cutting-edge and friendly. Offers even more of what we've come to expect. Practical, yet conceptually astute. Critically attuned to new developments, such as the uses and misuses of mixed methods designs and the convenience of smart phone technology. Packaged in an approachable format that virtually welcomes the reader aboard" - Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Missouri
In his characteristic positive writing style, author David Silverman offers useful advice on sticking points faced by beginner researchers and helps you build your confidence.
Central to this sixth edition are its online resources, including:
- Entertaining and inspiring videos from the author that help you unpack concepts, boost your understanding and think critically
- An ‘assessment corner’, offering practical help and tailored support for typical assignments e.g. group reports and literature reviews
- A downloadable workbook providing a hands on way to get to grips with the necessary skills for gathering, analysing and interpreting qualitative data
Approachable, clear and friendly, this book equips you with the tools to tackle key issues faced by qualitative researchers and establish good practice in your own research.
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(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 Ph D 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 Ph D 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
Part I: Theory and Method in Qualitative ResearchChapter 1: What is Qualitative Research?Chapter 2: Designing a Research ProjectChapter 3: Generalising from Qualitative DataChapter 4: Credible Qualitative ResearchChapter 5: Data AnalysisChapter 6: Research EthicsPart II: MethodsChapter 7: InterviewsChapter 8: Focus GroupsChapter 9: EthnographyChapter 10: DocumentsChapter 11: Naturally Occurring TalkChapter 12: Visual ImagesChapter 13: Mixed MethodsPart III: ImplicationsChapter 14: Writing Your ReportChapter 15: The Relevance of Qualitative ResearchChapter 16: The Potential of Qualitative Research