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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: o A new chapter on data analysis dealing with grounded theory, discourse analysis and narrative analysis o Further worked-through examples of different kinds of data and how to interpret them o A separate section on focus groups and interpreting focus group data o An expanded ethics chapter o More coverage of digital media and photographs as data o 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 [insert full url] where users can give feedback and discuss research issues.
Table of Contents
|Theory and Method in Qualitative Research|
|What Is Qualitative Research?|
|In Search of a Working Definition|
|Loaded Evaluations of Research Methods|
|Methods Should Fit Your Research Question|
|The Good Sense of Quantitative Research|
|The Nonsense of Quantitative Research|
|The Good Sense of Qualitative Research|
|The Nonsense of Qualitative Research|
|Varieties of Qualitative Research|
|Designing a Research Project|
|Selecting a Topic|
|Formulating a Researchable Question|
|Fitting your Research Question into an Appropriate Theory|
|Choosing an Effective Research Design|
|An Effective Literature Review|
|Basic Terms in Research Design|
|Some Rules for Data Analysis|
|Some Ethical Complications|
|Ethnography and Observation|
|The Ethnographic Focus|
|The Theoretical Character of Ethnographic Observations|
|What is an 'Open-Ended' Interview?|
|Implications: Three Versions of Interview Data|
|Adolescent Cultures: Combining 'What' and 'How' Questions|
|Moral Tales of Parenthood|
|The Three Models: a Summary|
|Summary: Basic Issues|
|Three Practical Questions - and Answers|
|What are Focus Groups?|
|Analysing Focus Group Data in Social Science|
|Form or Substance?|
|Structure of this Chapter|
|Comparative Keyword Analysis (Cka)|
|Ethnomethodology: Membership Categorisation Analysis|
|Why Work with Tapes?|
|Why Talk Matters|
|Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis Compared|
|Kinds of Visual Data|
|Credible Qualitative Research|
|Does Credibility Matter?|
|Writing Your Report|
|Your Literature Review|
|Your Methodology Section|
|Writing Up Your Data|
|Your Final Section|
|a Short Note on Plagiarism|
|Self-Expression or Argument?|
|The Relevance of Qualitative Research|
|Three Roles for the Social Scientist|
|The Audiences for Qualitative Research|
|The Contribution of Qualitative Social Science|
|The Potential of Qualitative Research: Eight Reminders|
|Take Advantage of Naturally Occurring Data|
|Avoid Treating the Actor's Point of View as an Explanation|
|Study the Interrelationships Between Elements|
|Attempt Theoretically Fertile Research|
|Address Wider Audiences|
|Begin With 'How' Questions; Then Ask 'Why?'|
|Study 'Hyphenated' Phenomena|
|Treat Qualitative Research as Different from Journalism|
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