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Interpreting Qualitative Data Methods for Analyzing Talk, Text and Interaction

ISBN-10: 1412922453

ISBN-13: 9781412922456

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David Silverman

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In this exciting and major updating of one the most important textbooks for beginning qualitative researchers, David Silverman seeks to match the typical chronology of experience faced by the student-reader. Earlier editions of Interpreting Qualitative Data largely sought to provide material for students to answer exam questions, yet the undergraduate encounter with methods training is increasingly assessed by students doing their own research project. In this context, the objective of the Third Edition is to offer undergraduates the kind of hands-on training in qualitative research required to guide them through the process. New to the Third Edition: Substantially rewritten to better match the realities of undergraduate qualitative methods courses More worked examples throughout the book to help students work with their data Chapter 1 now provides an extensive discussion of the practical and design issues of how to get started, establish a limited research problem, select a method, address ethical issues, get the information required, and plan time effectively A completely new chapter on writing up which includes a section on theorizing from data. Also, a completely new ethics chapter. Updating of all methods chapters In line with current undergraduate benchmarking practice, each section now begins with opening chapter objectives Interpreting Qualitative Data, Third Edition is a companion volume to David Silvermans Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook (Sage, Second Edition 2005), a guide to the business of conducting a research project, together with its accompanying volume of key readings, Qualitative Research: Theory, Method & Practice (Sage, Second Edition 2004), which provides further, more focused, material that students require before contemplating their own qualitative research study.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
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.

Theory And Method In Qualitative Research
Beginning Research
What Is Qualitative Research?
Methods
Ethnography and Observation
Interviews
Texts
Naturally Occurring Talk
Visual Images
Research Practice
Credible Qualitative Research
Research Ethics
Writing Your Report
Implications
The Relevance of Qualitative Research
The Potential of Qualitative Research
Eight Reminders