Qualitative Research Theory, Method and Practice

ISBN-10: 0761949348

ISBN-13: 9780761949343

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: David Silverman

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Common themes in this volume include the centrality of the relationship between analytic perspectives and methodological issues, links between social science traditions, and the need to expand the paradigm of qualitative research.
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List price: $67.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

David Silverman is Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. He has lived in London for most ofnbsp;his life, where he attended Christ's College Finchley and did a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics in the 1960s. Afterwards,nbsp;he went to the USA for graduate work, obtaining an MA in the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles.nbsp;He returned to LSE to write a PhD on organization theory. This was published as The Theory of Organizations in 1970. Apart from brief spells teaching at UCLA,nbsp;his main teaching career was at Goldsmiths College.nbsp;His three major research projects were on decision making in the Personnel Department of the Greater London Council (Organizational Work, written with Jill Jones, 1975), paediatric outpatient clinics (Communication and Medical Practice, 1987) and HIV-test counselling (Discourses of Counselling,nbsp;1997). He pioneered a taught MA in Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths in 1985 and supervised around 30 successful PhD students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999,nbsp;he hasnbsp;continued publishing methodology books.nbsp;He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket andnbsp;spending time with hisnbsp;grandchildren.

Introduction
Observation
Ethnography
Relating the Part to the Whole
Building Bridges
The Possibility of Analytic Dialogue between Ethnography, Conversation Analysis and Foucault
Texts
Analysing Documentary Realities
Following in Foucault's Footsteps
Text and Context in Qualitative Research
Ethnomethodology and Textual Analysis
Interviews
The 'Inside' and the 'Outside'
Finding Realities in Interviews
Active Interviewing
Membership Categorization and Interview Accounts
Audio and Video
Discourse Analysis as a Way of Analyzing Naturally Occurring Talk
Conversation Analysis and Institutional Talk
Analysing Data
The Analysis of Activities in Face to Face Interaction Using Video
Validity
Reliability and Validity in Research Based on Transcripts
Social Problems
Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research
Postscript
Towards an Aesthetics of Research
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