ISBN-10:
0803976666
ISBN-13:
9780803976665
Pub. Date:
06/09/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice / Edition 1

Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice / Edition 1

by David Silverman
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Overview

Building on the success of David Silverman's Interpreting Qualitative Data, this book assembles a well-known international team of researchers who share a commitment to rigorous, analytically derived but nonpolarized, qualitative research. Each contribution reflects on the analysis of each of the kinds of data discussed in Interpreting Qualitative Data - observations, texts, talk and interviews - with the contributors using particular examples of data-analysis to advance analytic arguments. Common themes include: the centrality of the relationship between analytic perspectives and methodological issues; the need to broaden our conception of qualitative research beyond issues of subjective 'meaning' and towards issues of langua

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803976665
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/09/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Silverman is Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Emeritus Professor in the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths’ College and Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, Queensland University of Technology. He has lived in London for most of his life, where he attended Christ's College Finchley and did a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics in the 1960s. Afterwards, he went to the USA for graduate work, obtaining an MA in the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles. He returned to LSE to write a Ph D on organization theory. This was published as The Theory of Organizations in 1970.

Apart from brief spells teaching at UCLA, his main teaching career was at Goldsmiths College. His three major research projects were on decision making in the Personnel Department of the Greater London Council (Organizational Work, written with Jill Jones, 1975), paediatric outpatient clinics (Communication and Medical Practice, 1987) and HIV-test counselling (Discourses of Counselling, 1997).

He pioneered a taught MA in Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths in 1985 and supervised around 30 successful Ph D students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999, he has continued publishing methodology books. David regularly runs qualitative research workshops for five universities in Sydney and Brisbane. He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Since 2000, he has done voluntary work with people with dementia. resident in an old people’s home

Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket and spending time with his grandchildren.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION - David Silverman
PART TWO: OBSERVATION
Ethnography - Nicolas Dodier and Isabelle Baszanger
Relating the Part to the Whole
Building Bridges - Gale Miller
The Possibility of Analytic Dialogue between Ethnography, Conversation Analysis and Foucault
PART THREE: TEXTS
Analysing Documentary Realities - Paul Atkinson and Amanda Coffey
Following in Foucault's Footsteps - Lindsay Prior
Text and Context in Qualitative Research
Ethnomethodology and Textual Analysis - Rod Watson
PART FOUR: INTERVIEWS
The 'Inside' and the 'Outside' - Jody Miller and Barry Glassner
Finding Realities in Interviews
Active Interviewing - James A Holstein and Jaber F Gubrium
Membership Categorization and Interview Accounts - Carolyn Baker
PART FIVE: AUDIO AND VIDEO
Discourse Analysis as a Way of Analyzing Naturally Occurring Talk - Jonathan Potter
Conversation Analysis and Institutional Talk - John Heritage
Analysing Data
The Analysis of Activities in Face to Face Interaction Using Video - Christian Heath
PART SIX: VALIDITY
Reliability and Validity in Research Based on Transcripts - Anssi Perakyla
PART SEVEN: SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research - Michael Bloor
PART EIGHT: POSTSCRIPT
Towards an Aesthetics of Research - David Silverman

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