Qualitative Research provides some real insight into qualitative practices-the "whys" and the "what," enabling one to become a more sensitive and thoughtful research practitioner...what Silverman and the contributors to this third edition have done is to provide readers-the graduate students, researchers, teachers and perhaps those involved in funding qualitative research-with ideas that develop and enrich our sensibilities about the nature and practice of qualitative research Bernard Smith The Weekly Qualitative Report Silverman's latest edition of this well regarded text aims to elucidate current developments in qualitative research. In my opinion, it is well positioned to achieve its stated purpose, as it presents a collection of key readings on a range of contemporary interests in qualitative research... This edition has been refreshed and reinvigorated, ensuring that it maintains pace with the contemporary world of qualitative research and the concerns and developments encountered in this world. This is a particular strength of the book... It is particularly suited to the qualitative research neophyte who wishes to quickly grasp the key features of the subject areas addressed. Academic staff should therefore consider this text an important adjunct to modules relating to the design and conduct of qualitative reseach in contemporary research settings. Louise Daly Nurse Education in Practice
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
David Silverman is Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. 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 PhD 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 PhD students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999, he has continued publishing methodology books. He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket and spending time with his grandchildren.