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A comprehensive book that enables the reader to easily understand the principles of qualitative research. David Silverman’s books have been indispensable throughout my own research – brilliant!
Many years of teaching how to do qualitative research to management and social science research students means that I always recommend David Silverman’s Qualitative Research as the the go to text. It is simply the best.
This book contains everything that a qualitative researcher needs to know and a quantitative researcher needs to learn. Written by the world-renowned authorities in their fields, this edition covers all issues relevant to qualitative research, from choosing the research topic through fieldwork techniques, analytical approaches, and the ways to write it all up.
Silverman provides a welcome new edition to an accessibly written, coherently organised and comprehensive introduction to qualitative research. It is an interesting and informative read with clear and concise explanations and is an essential for researchers using qualitative methods and analysing data.
Want to understand qualitative research? This is the must-have book for you. This 4th edition is unquestionably the very best work on qualitative research that I have read, with an expanded section on new technologies. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to students, researchers, policy makers and everyone with an interest in qualitative research.
The fourth edition continues to be of great use to students studying research methods, the stature of this book speaks for itself. Students who are sometimes daunted by a plethora of available research methods can rely on this thorough and readable text to guide them through conducting their own projects.
Silverman's book is good for those wanting to engage with understanding both quantitive and qualitative approaches in research. The chapters are comprehensively written and introduces the reader to issues and ideas in research with good examples of research theories and practices. It is succinct, detailed and authoritative, which most readers will call upon as their reference guide.
Excellent guidance for students on their 1st qualitative research journey
This is a useful book that provides specialist background reading for qualitative researchers.
This book is a very useful reference for students embarking on their first foray into qualitative research methods. It covers a range of qualitative research methods and is pitched at a level that enables students to grasp the key terms and concepts discussed. This is a book I would definitely recommend for students and as such has been adopted as part of the indicative reading for this module
Excellent resource on a range of qualitative research methodologies
Always an essential text to support the novice and more experienced student with their understanding of qualitative research. a must have text.
A very clear and comprehensive research tool. This is written in an accessible and informative format
Our students can complete a wide range of projects, hence it would not benefit those who favour a quantitative approach. For those looking at qualitative investigation, this is one of my first recommendations.
Useful, practical guidance for research methods
Very clearly written and easy to use.
Succinct and well written
Comprehensive text an essential read for any qualitative researcher.
This is a comprehensive text for any student engaging in qualitative research. Written by experts in the field, it offers guidance through reference to wide-ranging examples of qualitative research studies.
This is a great text, one of the best I've seen for introducing qualitative research methods. Theory is clearly linked to practice and the real examples are interesting. The new chapter on formulating a research question is particularly helpful.