A who’s who of methodologists, this book introduces students to the big picture of qualitative research, teaching both the ‘why’ and the ‘how to’ of getting started, selecting a method and conducting research and data analysis. With practical tips, summaries, exercises and further reading, each chapter is like a masterclass from a leading scholar in qualitative research.
New to the fourth edition:
- A streamlined structure to guide readers step-by-step through the research process
- Substantial new section with 4 chapters on how to collect and analyse online data
- A new chapter on reflexive ethnography
- More hands-on advice on how to conduct research at every stage, making this a perfect field handbook
- Updated reading lists provide a go-to guide to the literature and help improve citations
The most comprehensive qualitative research book available, this is the perfect all-in-one companion for any student embarking on a qualitative research course or project.
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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: SETTING THE SCENEIntroducing Qualitative Research, David SilvermanAddressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research, Michael BloorResearch Ethics and Qualitative Research, Anne RyenPART II: INTERVIEWS AND FOCUS GROUPSThe 'Inside' and the 'Outside': Finding Realities in Interviews, Jody Miller and Barry GlassnerNarrative Practice and the Active Interview, James A. Holstein and Jaber F. GubriumAnalysing Focus Group Data, Sue WilkinsonPART III: ETHNOGRAPHYWhat Is Ethnography, Giampietro Gobo and Lukas MarciniakOrganizational Ethnography, Thomas Eberle and Christoph MaederPractising Reflexivity in Ethnography, Marie BuscattoPART IV: TEXTSAnalysing Documents through Fieldwork, Katarina JacobssonUsing Documents in Social Research, Lindsay PriorPART V: TALKDiscursive Psychology and the Study of Naturally Occurring Talk, Jonathan PotterConversation Analysis: Practices and Methods, John HeritagePART VI: EXPANDING TECHNOLOGIESInternet/Digital Research, Annette Markham and Simona StavrovaOnline Interviewing, Nalita James and Hugh BusherUsing Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology to Analyse Online Data, Joanne MeredithCritical Discourse Studies and Social Media Data, Johann W. Unger, Ruth Wodak and Majid Khosravi NikPART VII: VISUAL DATAVisual Inquiry: Issues and Developments, Michael EmmisonEmbodied Action: Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction, Christian HeathPART VIII: QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSISSome Pragmatics of Qualitative Data Analysis, Tim RapleyConstructing Grounded Theory Analyses, Kathy Charmaz and Anthony BryantWhat’s Different about Narrative Inquiry? Cases, Categories and Contexts, Catherine Kohler RiessmanSystematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies, Mary Dixon-WoodsSecondary Analysis of Qualitative Data, Libby BishopValidity in Qualitative Research, Anssi PeräkyläWriting Qualitative Research: Practice, Genre and Audience, Amir Marvasti