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Qualitative Research 4ed

by David Silverman SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.

Introducing Qualitative Research, David Silverman
Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research, Michael Bloor
Ethics and Qualitative Research, Anne Ryen
The `Inside' and the `Outside': Finding Realities in Interviews, Jody Miller and Barry Glassner
Animating Interview Narratives, James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Analysing Focus Group Data, Sue Wilkinson
Ethnography, Giampietro Gobo and Lukas Marciniak
Organizational Ethnography, Thomas Eberle and Christoph Maeder
Practising Reflexivity in Ethnography, Marie Buscatto
Analysing Documents through Fieldwork, Katarina Jacobsson
Using Documents in Social Research, Lindsay Prior
Discursive Psychology and the Study of Naturally Occurring Talk, Jonathan Potter
Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods, John Heritage
Conceptualising Internet Research, Annette Markham and Simona Stavrova
Online Interviews, Nalita James and Hugh Busher
Using CA and DA on Internet Data, Joanne Meredith
Using CDA on Internet Data Johann W. Unger, Ruth Wodak and Majid Khosravinik
Conceptualising Visual Data, Michael Emmison
Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction, Christian Heath
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 Riessman
Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Methods, Mary Dixon-Woods
Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data, Libby Bishop
Validity in Research, Anssi Peräkylä
The Three Faces of Writing Qualitative Research: Practice, Genre, and Audience, Amir Marvasti

Many years of teaching how to do qualitative research to management and social science research students means that I always recommend David Silverman’s Qualitative Research as the the go to text. It is simply the best.

David Silverman - Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths, University of London, Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney