Review: Catherine Marshall & Gretchen B. Rossman (2006). Designing Qualitative Research


  • Carlos Nunes Silva University of Lisbon



design of qualitative research proposals, qualitative methods, quantitative versus qualitative research, traditional versus critical qualitative research


This book is a well-informed introduction to qualitative research methodologies and is organized as a guide for the preparation of qualitative research proposals. It describes and discusses, in seven chapters, different types of qualitative research and the appropriate methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation. This fourth edition includes references to recent theoretical and methodological developments associated with post-modern, feminist and post-colonial perspectives as well as the new challenges faced by online qualitative research. It is a useful reference for undergraduate and graduate students interested to develop a qualitative research project. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0803137


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Author Biography

Carlos Nunes Silva, University of Lisbon

Carlos Nunes SILVA, PhD, is Professor Auxiliar at the University of Lisbon, Department of Geography. His research interests include local government policies, urban and metropolitan governance, urban planning, planning ethics, and e-government. He is also interested in research methodology.




How to Cite

Silva, C. N. (2008). Review: Catherine Marshall & Gretchen B. Rossman (2006). Designing Qualitative Research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(3).



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