A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Qualitative Research
- 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
The Second Edition of Qualitative Research provides a refreshing introduction to doing and debating qualitative research. The author uses updated content, ranging from photographs to novels and newspaper stories, to demonstrate how getting to grips with qualitative methods means asking ourselves fundamental questions about how we are influenced by contemporary culture.
Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
Suitable for Undergraduate students who are new to qualitative research and even Postgraduates and Practitioners who want re-assess their current understanding of the field.
David Silverman guides the reader along an enlightening pathway, exploring current issues relevant to studying the minutia of social life through naturalistic data.
Nottingham Trent University
A very short suggestion: read it immediately and discover how qualitative research is best carried out!
Stockholm School of Economics
With this book it is Silverman's explicit intention to go beyond basic texts on research methods and elicit an interest in the arguments within the field of qualitative inquiry. In this sense, Silverman has achieved his goal of challenging accepted understandings of qualitative research methods.
This book really helps students debate and develop their own vision about Qualitative Research.
Students found the book enjoyable, and easy to digest, enabling a deeper understanding of qualitative research
What an amazing handy but information laden book on qualitative research.
interesting reading, that offers a new perspective on qualitative research, and some interesting reflections. However it requires knowledges that are too deep for the level of my students that are approaching qualitative research for the very first time
This publication is clear, concise, readable and very helpful to anyone wanting to know more about qualitative research.
This is a helpful book to give students an insight into qualitative methods. I recommend it to students as supplemental material.
This is an excellent introductory text to qualitative methodology I would recommend as an essentail text for MA Education students.
Good background ideal for MSc level student and dissertations for BSc. Student might not be up to this level of reading initially with BSc cohorts
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Two: On Finding and Manufacturing Qualitative Data