Chapter 1: What is Qualitative Research?

For a helpful, short introduction to these three terms by CrashCourse, visit:

For a brief introduction to these two terms by Débora Póvoa, visit:

For a discussion of Twenge’s book based on US data (Twenge, 2017), go to:

For the Ting et al. (2015) paper using Australian data, go to:

For an excellent recent study of the advantages and limits of big data by William Scarborough (2018), visit:

Big data are sometimes used in qualitative research. For an example of a qualitative study analysing reports on Trip Advisor go to:

An extended discussion of Sheard’s paper and a constructionist critique appears in Silverman (2013b). To read my paper online go to: