Author: David Silverman

Pub Date: April 2013

Pages: 488

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About the Book

Welcome to the companion website for the fourth edition of Doing Qualitative Research by David Silverman.

In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, David Silverman provides a step-by-step guide to planning and conducting qualitative research. Using real examples from real postgraduate students, the book makes it easy to link theory to methods, and shows how to move from understanding the principles of qualitative research to doing it yourself.

The new edition has been fully updated and now includes:

  • A brand new chapter on formulating a research question appropriate for qualitative research
  • An expanded discussion of the role of theory in research which includes discussion of grounded theory and narrative analysis as well as the ways in which constructionism and naturalism can inspire research.
  • Extended discussion of case study research and the number of cases need for effective qualitative research.
  • Further coverage of focus groups and analysing internet data
  • New student examples from around the world
  • A new section on the common pitfalls encountered in qualitative research

Filled with exercises to test your understanding and develop your skills, as well as David’s own tips for research success based on years of experience, this book is essential reading for anyone doing qualitative research.

Instructor Resources

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The section of the companion website contains resources which are available free of charge to lecturers who adopt Doing Qualitative Research, 4th Edition.
The following material is available for lecturers:

  • PowerPoint presentations featuring all the tables and figures from the fourth edition. These slides can then be edited to suit teaching styles and needs.

Student Resources

This section contains a wealth of resources for use as you carry out your research including;

  • Journal Articles - Full text articles related to the chapter at hand with exercises from the author.
  • Tips – David’s own top tips for planning or carrying out research.
  • Links to video material – Some examples of research project or activities that help explain more about research.
  • Weblinks - Links to resources that are helpful to all those carrying out research.

All material is organized by chapter and by resource to make it easy to find what you need.