ISBN-10:
1473916577
ISBN-13:
9781473916579
Pub. Date:
06/16/2016
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Qualitative Research / Edition 4

Qualitative Research / Edition 4

by David Silverman
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473916579
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(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: SETTING THE SCENE
Introducing Qualitative Research, David Silverman
Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research, Michael Bloor
Research Ethics and Qualitative Research, Anne Ryen
PART II: INTERVIEWS AND FOCUS GROUPS
The 'Inside' and the 'Outside': Finding Realities in Interviews, Jody Miller and Barry Glassner
Narrative Practice and the Active Interview, James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Analysing Focus Group Data, Sue Wilkinson
PART III: ETHNOGRAPHY
What Is Ethnography, Giampietro Gobo and Lukas Marciniak
Organizational Ethnography, Thomas Eberle and Christoph Maeder
Practising Reflexivity in Ethnography, Marie Buscatto
PART IV: TEXTS
Analysing Documents through Fieldwork, Katarina Jacobsson
Using Documents in Social Research, Lindsay Prior
PART V: TALK
Discursive Psychology and the Study of Naturally Occurring Talk, Jonathan Potter
Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods, John Heritage
PART VI: EXPANDING TECHNOLOGIES
Internet/Digital Research, Annette Markham and Simona Stavrova
Online Interviewing, Nalita James and Hugh Busher
Using Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology to Analyse Online Data, Joanne Meredith
Critical Discourse Studies and Social Media Data, Johann W. Unger, Ruth Wodak and Majid Khosravi Nik
PART VII: VISUAL DATA
Visual Inquiry: Issues and Developments, Michael Emmison
Embodied Action: Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction, Christian Heath
PART VIII: QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
Some Pragmatics of Qualitative Data Analysis, Tim Rapley
Constructing Grounded Theory Analyses, Kathy Charmaz and Anthony Bryant
What’s Different about Narrative Inquiry? Cases, Categories and Contexts, Catherine Kohler Riessman
Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies, Mary Dixon-Woods
Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data, Libby Bishop
Validity in Qualitative Research, Anssi Peräkylä
Writing Qualitative Research: Practice, Genre and Audience, Amir Marvasti

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