Written in a lively, accessible style, Doing Qualitative Research provides a step-by-step guide to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project. Silverman demonstrates how to learn the craft of qualitative research by applying knowledge about different methods to actual data. He provides practical advice on key issues such as defining 'originality' and narrowing down a topic, keeping a research diary and writing a research report, and presenting research to different audiences. Doing Qualitative Research, Third Edition, is substantially updated and revised. Among its new, attractive features are:A* a problem-based format, making extensive use of statements and queries by recent research studentsA* two new chapters on data-gathering and ethical issues in student researchA* material relevant for both Masters and PhD studentsA* examples from many social science disciplines and from Asia, Africa, the United States and EuropeA* detailed discussion of different analytical models used in researchA* additional material on the treatment of visual dataA* an updated chapter on computer-aided qualitative data analysisA* boxed tips and links to websites throughout the textA* an expanded index and glossaryA* a companion website which includes further readings and exercisesEach stage in the research process is grounded in worked examples based on the experiences of real students, with exercises designed both to test readers' knowledge and to encourage the development of practical skills. This hugely popular textbook is essential reading for anyone planning their own research project.