David Silverman's new edition of Qualitative Research addresses how to engage in qualitative research with increased sensibility. The book is divided into seven sections with 23 chapters written by premier researchers. The chapters are written for students rather than the writers' peers, and while every chapter makes extensive use of the authors' fieldwork and data, John Heritage's chapter on conversational analysis (CA) stands out because he demonstrates to the reader how he made sense of a recurring piece of talk he calls an "oh-prefaced response." The papers are clearly written with helpful summaries and suggested further readings and online resources. Less helpful are the questions posed at the end of each chapter.
Qualitative Research, Practices, Ethics, Theory, and Methods
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Smith, B. (2011). The Sense and Sensibility of Qualitative Research. The Qualitative Report, 16(4), 1195-1201. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss4/16