Interpreting Qualitative Data

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SAGE Publications, Nov 1, 2011 - Reference - 520 pages
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This is the perfect book for any student new to qualitative research. In this exciting and major updating of his bestselling, benchmark text, David Silverman walks the reader through the basics of gathering and analysing qualitative data.

David Silverman offers beginners unrivalled hands-on guidance necessary to get the best out of a research methods course or an undergraduate research project.

New to the fourth edition:

- A new chapter on data analysis dealing with grounded theory, discourse analysis and narrative analysis

- Further worked-through examples of different kinds of data and how to interpret them

- A separate section on focus groups and interpreting focus group data

- An expanded ethics chapter

- More coverage of digital media and photographs as data

- A companion website with additional case studies and examples, links to SAGE journals online, and links to useful websites, podcasts and Youtube videos.

This fourth edition is also accompanied with its own group page on www.methodspace.com where users can give feedback and discuss research issues.Visit www.methodspace.com/group/silverman

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Reading this book has moved me more into qualitative research analysis, critique and reflection. It invites the researcher to be creative but critical in order to use the wide variety of possible ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

David Silverman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths’ College and Visiting Professor, Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests focus on medical encounters, conversation and discourse analysis. He is the author of Interpreting Qualitative Data (Fourth Edition,2012), Doing Qualitative Research (Third Edition,2010) and A Very Short, Fairly Interesting, Reasonably Cheap Book about Qualitative Research (2007). He is the editor of Qualitative Research (Third Edition,2011).

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