Review: Adrian Holliday (2001). Doing and Writing Qualitative Research


  • César A. Cisneros Puebla Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa



argument, evidence, subjectivity, culture, accountability, experience


Adrian HOLLIDAY's book is composed of eight practical and easy to read chapters. The author is very aware of the varied audiences for his book: undergraduate and graduate students, novice qualitative researchers and colleagues. Although he does not specifically tackle ethical issues, the question about how it is possible to manage researcher subjectivity throughout the whole research process is answered. The focus of this book is to demonstrate that qualitative writing (showing the workings) is a major contribution to the rigor and validity of qualitative research. The author's effort is commendable, though the book has some weaknesses. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204462


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César A. Cisneros Puebla, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa

César A. CISNEROS PUEBLA ( is Professor in Sociology Department at Autonomous Metropolitan University-Iztapalapa, Mexico. He teaches Qualitative Methods and Social Sciences Epistemology. He has published several articles, essays or chapters about Phenomenology, Theories of Complexity, Collective Remembering and Social Identity. His research interests include Discourse Analysis, Grounded Theory, Symbolic Interaction, Qualitative Data Analysis and Qualitative Computing. Regarding Qualitative Computing, he has been collaborating in the last two years with QSR International and VERBI Software. In the first issue of FQS, César A. Cisneros Puebla contributed the article Qualitative Social Research in Mexico ( He is currently Visiting Professor in the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta.




How to Cite

Cisneros Puebla, C. A. (2002). Review: Adrian Holliday (2001). Doing and Writing Qualitative Research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 3(4).



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