David Silverman is globally respected for the rigour of his approach to qualitative research, and for the clarity and passion with which this is expressed in his books. The new edition of this classic helps undergraduates develop skills to carry out their immediate assignments. But it also lays foundations for employability. Whether a future career involves observing people, talking to them, making sense of documents or asking how statistics were created, readers will always be able to return to this text with confidence that it will help them to succeed.
There is no better book for teaching qualitative research. It is also a great start point for researchers considering what might be involved in using different qualitative methods and situating them in a broader context. For Silverman qualitative research is about quality and rigor and his mission is to improve both. It is extremely clearly written and free of qualitative jargon; while not shy of theory it shows how it can support design and analysis. The new edition builds effectively on the platform of the previous editions and sets the standard for writing about qualitative research.
The new 7th edition of Interpreting Qualitative Data by David Silverman offers undergraduate students an invaluable resource for exploring the theory, methods and practice of qualitative research. With a focus on analytical problem-solving and the examination of everyday realities, Silverman’s expert guidance empowers learners to navigate the complexities of qualitative research with confidence. This is an essential companion for both taught courses and research projects, ensuring students develop a deep understanding of qualitative analysis techniques.
For the best introductory text to qualitative research methods, look no further than David Silverman’s Interpreting Qualitative Data, now in its seventh edition. The new edition includes many new features to help the student reader ‘do research’, not as something learnt by rote but as something experienced through practice and reflection. In an increasingly digital age it pays specific attention to the interpretative analysis of digital data.
This is a very useful addition to the BA reading list, informative, but very readable.
It is an outstandingly easy-to-read book on qualitative methods! I love the additional lecturer's resources.