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Interpreting Qualitative Data



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Author: David Silverman

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

Publish Date: 05 Feb 2015

ISBN-13: 9781446295434

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

In this fifth edition of his field-defining text, David Silverman, a true guru of qualitative research, walks the reader through the basics of gathering and analyzing qualitative data. The book offers beginners unrivalled hands-on guidance to help them get the best out of a research methods course or research project.
New to the fifth edition:

A streamlined structure to aid navigation and guide readers smoothly through the research process.
A new chapter on generalizing from case-study research which addresses the perennial issue of `how many cases do you need?’
New material on doing qualitative research online and the ethics of internet research.
Additional sections covering organizational documents and documents of everyday life, including blogs and diaries.
Many more recent case study examples drawn from a broad range of disciplines including business, education, social work and geography as well as health studies.
A new and improved companion website, full of additional resources for students and lecturers.

This is the perfect companion for all those new to qualitative research.
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About the Author

This latest edition is a useful and practical guide for the novice researcher. Its extended contents list, glossary, author and subject indexes, exercises, tips, recommended further reading and links to Internet sources all make this book easy to use as a guide and reference. — Eric Fletcher, Newcastle University A wonderful book on qualitative research methods and the interpretation of qualitative data. A Classic! — Dimitris Boucas This book is the book I’ve been waiting for! It is a thorough exploration of qualitative research – from theoretical underpinnings and processes of data collection right through to analysis and writing. It is accessible and clear and provides a really exceptional overview for those new to research methods. It also includes lots of links to further reading. I can’t praise this book enough. — Fiona Harris Vintage Silverman and top-notch as a result, this latest edition of IQD is as welcome as ever. Comprehensive, theoretically-informed, and reader-friendly, IQD is the quintessential student text for qualitative research. — Jay Gubrium
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Table of Contents

Part I: Theory and Method in Qualitative Research
What Is Qualitative Research?
Designing a Research Project
Generalizing from Case Study Research
Credible Qualitative Research
Data Analysis
Research Ethics
Part II: Methods
Interviews
Focus Groups
Ethnography
Documents
Naturally Occurring Talk
Visual Images
Part III: Implications
Writing Your Report
The Relevance of Qualitative Research
The Potential of Qualitative Research: Eight Reminders
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