Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

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Written by leaders of qualitative methodology, this book provides up-to-date and interdisciplinary insight into a range of qualitative methods.



Bringing together different perspectives, contributors discuss theoretical underpinnings of these methods before taking readers through the process of each approach and helping them develop skills needed to carry out this type of research autonomously and with confidence.



Highlights include:





New chapters on multimethod qualitative research, using digital data and video, and addressing social issues in research.




More guidance on how to store and manage data appropriately.




Advice on how to publish research in journals.


Full of practical tips, exercises and summaries, this book continues to be a masterclass in qualitative research for students and researchers across the social sciences and beyond.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 26.67mm | 930g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1529712971
  • 9781529712971
  • 783,003

Table of contents

PART I SETTING THE SCENE
Chapter 1: Introducing Qualitative Research - David Silverman
Chapter 2: Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research - Ross Koppel and Joel Telles
Chapter 3: Research Ethics: Between Care and Control - Anne Ryen
PART II INTERVIEWS AND FOCUS GROUPS
Chapter 4: The `Inside' and the `Outside': Finding Realities in Interviews - Jody Miller and Barry Glassner
Chapter 5: Interviewing as a form of Narrative Practice - James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Chapter 6: Analysing Focus Group Data - Sue Wilkinson
PART III ETHNOGRAPHY
Chapter 7 Ethnographic Approaches: Types, Trends and Themes - Giampietro Gobo and Erika Cellini
Chapter 8: Organizational Ethnography - Thomas Eberle and Christoph Maeder
Chapter 9: Practising Reflexivity in Ethnography - Marie Buscatto
PART IV TEXTS
Chapter 10: Analysing Documents Through Fieldwork - Katarina Jacobsson
Chapter 11: Using Documents in Social Research - Lindsay Prior
PART V TALK
Chapter 12: Discursive Psychology and Naturally Occurring Talk - Jonathan Potter
Chapter 13: Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods - John Heritage
PART VI EXPANDING TECHNOLOGIES
Chapter 14: Using Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology to Analyse Online Data - Joanne Meredith
Chapter 15: Critical Discourse Studies and Social Media Data - Johann W. Unger, Ruth Wodak and Majid Khosravinik
Chapter 16: Working with Video and Online Data: From Field Work to Analysis - Susan Danby
PART VII VISUAL DATA
Chapter 17: Visual Research: Issues and Developments - Michael Emmison
Chapter 18: Embodied Action: Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction - Christian Heath
PART VII QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
Chapter 19: Some Pragmatics of Qualitative Data Analysis - Tim Rapley
Chapter 20: Multimethod Qualitative Research - Nanna Mik-Meyer
Chapter 21: Constructing Grounded Theory Analyses - Kathy Charmaz and Antony Bryant
Chapter 22: Narrative Approaches to Social Science - Barbara Czarniawska
Chapter 23: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies - Mary Dixon-Woods
Chapter 24: Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data - Libby Bishop
Chapter 25: Validity in Qualitative Research - Anssi Perakyla
Chapter 26: Writing Qualitative Research: Practice, Genre, and Audience - Amir Marvasti
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Review Text

The fifth edition of this advanced reader in qualitative methods has retained and added to its stunning line-up of authors, increasing and updating its breadth and depth to present leading accounts of the fast moving field of social media analysis and the use of video and other visual data, in addition to a wide range of other methods used by qualitative researchers. This book will really help qualitative researchers think through and enhance their practice and I recommend it
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This book of readings provides us with a wealth of varied advice enlightening the researcher about the exciting world of qualitative research. I recommend the book without hesitation. -- David Avison David Silverman's Qualitative Research, now in its 5th edition, is a storehouse of readily accessible approaches to doing qualitative research. it combines in depth focus with broad coverage - an essential resource for researchers requiring up to date advice on the latest approaches to this burgeoning field of research and study. -- Stewart Clegg The fifth edition of this advanced reader in qualitative methods has retained and added to its stunning line-up of authors, increasing and updating its breadth and depth to present leading accounts of the fast moving field of social media analysis and the use of video and other visual data, in addition to a wide range of other methods used by qualitative researchers. This book will really help qualitative researchers think through and enhance their practice and I recommend it -- Clive Seale It provided me with ideas for further research in my field based on visual methods, internet communication, ethnography, and focus groups. -- Izhar Oplatka * TQR *
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About David Silverman

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.
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