This second lecture demonstrates that credibility is increased when you analyse interactional sequences rather than one line extracts. This lecture continues from the first in the sense that it builds on the story of credibility. (You are also encouraged to attend the first lecture as David will present an overview of qualitative methodology and in particular, his approach to it.) This lecture is only for students who are engaged in pure qualitative research. It is targeted at students who have finished data collection and are beginning to analyse their data i.e., pre-mid candidature. However, students at any stage are welcome to attend. It is strongly advised that you first read any one of Professor Silverman's textbooks before attending the lecture in order to fully appreciate his brand of qualitative research methodology. This is NOT an introductory session to qualitative research.

About the Presenter:

Professor David Silverman is an outstanding scholar specialising in qualitative research.

David is Professor Emeritus in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College and Visiting Professor in the Management Department at King's College, University of London and the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. He has authored 15 books and 45 journal articles on qualitative research, ethnography and conversation analysis. 

Prof Silverman has hosted workshops on qualitative research for PhD students in Australia since 2009 as well as in Europe, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. 

Resources:  Professor Silverman's publications are available to view here.

About Research design

Your research degree requires the ability to apply "analytical and critical thinking skills to generate new knowledge, investigate problems and develop inventive solutions" (UQ HDR Graduate Attributes, 2017). This starts with determining the design of the research study through undersatnding and justifying the chosen methodologies and analytical methods. Building these skills during your research degree will equip you with the knowledge to apply them in a wide variety of contexts during your career.

The Graduate School has a range of sessions covering research methodolgy and methods delivered by esteemed providers such as ISSR.

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