Interpreting Qualitative Data
- David Silverman - Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and King’s College, London, Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths’ College, Visiting Professor Emeritus at Leeds University Business School and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology
Nursing Research | Qualitative Research | Sociological Research Methods
"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
With a wealth of examples and learning features, the book takes a practical approach to methods training and provides a strong foundation in research design for social science students.
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.
Students who are truly interested in understanding the present digitalized society would be lost in its complexities without the help and support of the most experienced analyst of qualitative material, David Silverman. His textbooks adapt and evolve in tact with global developments and should be read by faculty and students from all social science domains.
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
The best practical guide to doing qualitative research just became even better with this new edition, which adds insight into using Mixed Method designs as well as exploring the potentialities of digital data and smartphones as data collection devices. Theoretically informed, practically oriented and engagingly composed, this book beats the others hand down!
As someone new to qualitative research, this book has been invaluable to me. It is detailed, well organized, simple to follow, and is a wonderful resource with useful examples. It is a MUST for anyone new to qualitative research.
Most of the research undertaken on our BA is qualitative and this is a thorough guide for interpreting this type of data.
An excellent guide to qualitative data analyses.
This is a core textbook to help students understand the fundamentals of interpreting qualitative data from different perspectives. Really useful updates with understandable terminology for masters level students
It is an essential reading for all of my supervises who do qualitative research and modules I teach that use dissertations.
Professor Silverman never fails to deliver when it comes to interpretation of data. This is a well revised version and better update content.
I've always liked the pragmatic yet engaging approach used by David Silverman. Every type of practical approach is laid out in an understandable and sympathetic way. I've yet to have a look at the online resources, but am looking forward to that!
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3: Generalising from Qualitative Data