Chapter 16: The Potential of Qualitative Research

You can find my critique of the unthinking preference for interview data at Silverman (2017):

You can read Mannay’s (2010) paper at:

In this article, Prior (2008) shows how actor-network theory allows us to think about docu­ment analysis in a theoretically fertile way:

In the following paper, Rebecca Shaw and Celia Kitzinger (2007) show what medical staff and pregnant woman can learn from their study of calls to a home birth helpline:

You can find a helpful review of Maynard’s research by Boyd (2005):

To read more about Gubrium’s version of how to research family life (Gubrium and Holstein, 1993), visit:

Some of the arguments in this chapter are developed online in Silverman (2013b):