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
The best practical guide to doing qualitative research just became even better with this new edition, which adds insight into using Mixed Method designs as well as exploring the potentialities of digital data and smartphones as data collection devices. Theoretically informed, practically oriented and engagingly composed, this book beats the others hand down!
Students who are truly interested in understanding the present digitalized society would be lost in its complexities without the help and support of the most experienced analyst of qualitative material, David Silverman. His textbooks adapt and evolve in tact with global developments and should be read by faculty and students from all social science domains.
As someone new to qualitative research, this book has been invaluable to me. It is detailed, well organized, simple to follow, and is a wonderful resource with useful examples. It is a MUST for anyone new to qualitative research.
Most of the research undertaken on our BA is qualitative and this is a thorough guide for interpreting this type of data.
An excellent guide to qualitative data analyses.
This is a core textbook to help students understand the fundamentals of interpreting qualitative data from different perspectives. Really useful updates with understandable terminology for masters level students
It is an essential reading for all of my supervises who do qualitative research and modules I teach that use dissertations.
Professor Silverman never fails to deliver when it comes to interpretation of data. This is a well revised version and better update content.
I've always liked the pragmatic yet engaging approach used by David Silverman. Every type of practical approach is laid out in an understandable and sympathetic way. I've yet to have a look at the online resources, but am looking forward to that!
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