Interpreting Qualitative Data
- 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
"Cutting-edge and friendly. Offers even more of what we've come to expect. Practical, yet conceptually astute. Critically attuned to new developments, such as the uses and misuses of mixed methods designs and the convenience of smart phone technology. Packaged in an approachable format that virtually welcomes the reader aboard" - Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Missouri
With a wealth of examples and learning features, the book takes a practical approach to methods training and provides a strong foundation in research design for social science students.
In his characteristic positive writing style, author David Silverman offers useful advice on sticking points faced by beginner researchers and helps you build your confidence.
Central to this sixth edition are its online resources, including:
- Entertaining and inspiring videos from the author that help you unpack concepts, boost your understanding and think critically
- An ‘assessment corner’, offering practical help and tailored support for typical assignments e.g. group reports and literature reviews
- A downloadable workbook providing a hands on way to get to grips with the necessary skills for gathering, analysing and interpreting qualitative data
Approachable, clear and friendly, this book equips you with the tools to tackle key issues faced by qualitative researchers and establish good practice in your own research.
This is a classic text and the 6th edition is most welcome. Comprehensive, detailed, insightful and provides clear guidance and ideas on qualitative analysis for all levels. I can see this text being used at L6,7 and 8. Thank you.
As ever, this author provides a comprehensive text for researchers who adopt a qualitative approach.
The book matches very well the topics of my courses and contains a good selection of online resources, tips and examples
A well -written and solid qualitative methods text book. I use it mainly for reference but it is an excellent choice as prescribed reading as well. It offers great insights, tips and exercises for many of the detailed challenges in the design and analysis of qualitative research.
A great update, this book is well written and presented to provide clear guidance to students in understanding the analysis and interpretation of their data.
The book gives excellent support for students in the field, who are on their own and have to find their way through research concerns. My students, who go to the field in Africa, need this support! - I introduce the students on how to use the book, and then they can manage.
An outstanding undergraduate book for research great terminology and clarity of definitions.
Excellent general introduction to social research in qualitative tradition.
Excellent all round book - added to the reading list
Recommended to all my students as it supports their social sciences dissertation
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3: Generalising from Qualitative Data