In-text features and online workshops from David Silverman

Whether you’re at your desk planning your project, gathering data, or writing it all up, your instant supervisor, David Silverman, is here to help with resources he has curated and created to support you through every phase of your project.

Each chapter has six field guide features that are expanded in a supporting online workshop:

1 Read – Chapters, Journal Articles, and Research Blogs: Find top research articles to cite and enrich your reading with your ready-made bibliography of qualitative research from SAGE books, journals, and other credible sources. Use the discussion questions online to practise thinking critically about research.

1 Watch – Videos: Take masterclasses from other researchers – avoid common pitfalls, get encouragement, and ensure you’re going in the right direction with short videos that explore key terms and processes in qualitative research. Corresponding questions online help you internalize important lessons and apply them to your own project.

1 Explore – Smartphone-based Activities: Put your investigative skills to the test with these quick interactive activities. Dig deeper into key concepts and understand how they might relate to your own research project via guided website searches and online discussion questions. 

1 Practise  – Multiple Choice Questions: Test your knowledge with quick questions in-text and double-check your answers and logic online.

1 Collaborate – Think Critically: Learn from researchers who have been in your shoes – use their examples and experiences to explore how their ‘lessons learned’ can improve your own research approach. Take it one step further with additional thought-provoking questions online.

1Apply – Your Exercise Workbook: Revise, reflect, and take notes with a series of exercises designed to help you brainstorm your own project and apply your newfound knowledge to real-world research examples. Not sure how to start? Go to the workbook online to get suggestions from David.

QualPal Cards: Download or use the built-in QualPal Cards to help you analyse your data and reflect on analytic processes. Download the accompanying Facilitation Handbook containing a set of instructions and ideas for different activities.

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For advice to support your studies visit the SAGE Study Skills website for videos, quizzes and tips to help with your essay and dissertation writing, presentations, literature reviews and more.

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