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Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

Third Edition
Edited by:
  • 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

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Qualitative Research

September 2012 | 464 pages | SAGE South Asia
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This hugely successful textbook has been fully updated and revised to make it even more accessible and comprehensive than previous editions. New chapters have been added on a range of key topics, including grounded theory, research ethics and systematic review.


This book draws on a stellar list of leading qualitative researchers, each of whom is writing on their own specialized area in qualitative research, but doing so in a way that is clear and accessible to students and those new to the field of qualitative methods.


All chapters also have added features - such as internet links, questions for readers and recommended readings. Alongside its engaging and accessible style, these new features make Qualitative Research the ideal textbook for all students working within this field.


This is a comprehensive and accessible first text on qualitative methods that boasts a who's who of leading qualitative methodologists and is a must-have book for any student involved in doing research.



David Silverman
Introducing Qualitative Research
Giampietro Gobo
Marie Buscatto
Using Ethnography to Study Gender
Thomas S Eberle and Christoph Maeder
Organizational Ethnography
Paul Atkinson and Amanda Coffey
Analyzing Documentary Realities
Lindsay Prior
Using Documents in Social Research
Annette Markham
Internet Research
Jody Miller and Barry Glassner
The 'Inside' and the 'Outside': Finding Realities in Interviews
James A Holstein and Jaber F Gubrium
Animating Interview Narratives
Sue Wilkinson
Analyzing Focus Group Data
Jonathan Potter
Discursive Psychology and the Study of Naturally Occurring Talk
John Heritage
Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods
Michael Emmison
Conceptualizing Visual Data
Christian Heath
Embodied Action: Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction
Tim Rapley
Some Pragmatics of Qualitative Data Analysis
Kathy Charmaz and Anthony Bryant
Grounded Theory and Credibility
Catherine Kohler Riessman
What's Different about Narrative Inquiry? Cases, Categories and Contexts
Mary Dixon-Woods
Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Methods
Clive Seale
Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data
Anssi Peräkylä
Validity in Research on Naturally Occurring Social Interaction
Amir Marvasti
Three Aspects of Writing Qualitative Research: Practice, Genre and Audience
Michael Bloor
Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research
Anne Ryen
Ethics and Qualitative Research
Appendix: Transcription Conventions

Silverman's latest edition of this well regarded text aims to elucidate current developments in qualitative research. In my opinion, it is well positioned to achieve its stated purpose, as it presents a collection of key readings on a range of contemporary interests in qualitative research... This edition has been refreshed and reinvigorated, ensuring that it maintains pace with the contemporary world of qualitative research and the concerns and developments encountered in this world. This is a particular strength of the book... It is particularly suited to the qualitative research neophyte who wishes to quickly grasp the key features of the subject areas addressed. Academic staff should therefore consider this text an important adjunct to modules relating to the design and conduct of qualitative reseach in contemporary research settings.

Louise Daly
Nurse Education in Practice

Qualitative Research provides some real insight into qualitative practices—the “whys” and the “what,” enabling one to become a more sensitive and thoughtful research practitioner...what Silverman and the contributors to this third edition have done is to provide readers—the graduate students, researchers, teachers and perhaps those involved in funding qualitative research—with ideas that develop and enrich our sensibilities about the nature and practice of qualitative research.

Bernard Smith
The Weekly Qualitative Report

David Silverman

David Silverman trained as a sociologist at the London School of Economics and the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught for 32 years at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is now Emeritus Professor in the Sociology Department as well as Visiting Professor in the Business Schools, King’s College, London, Leeds University and University of Technology Sydney and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology. He is interested in conversation and discourse analysis and he has researched medical consultations, shelters for homeless people and HIV-test counselling.He is the author of Doing... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132110385