29 October 2021

The University of South Australia, Education Futures with the support of the
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Enterprise proudly presents the public online lecture
'Writing up a Qualitative PhD' by Professor David Silverman, Followed by a Q & A.

‘Writing up’ should never be something left to the end of your research. Instead, writing should be a continuous process, learning from your supervisor, your peers and your own mistakes. I examine how this writing up can be accomplished efficiently if rarely painlessly.

  • Practical suggestions about when to write a literature review and what it should contain.
  • How to avoid dull methodology chapters. Keeping a research diary.
  • How to write data chapters. What to include and what to omit.
  • Concluding chapters that are not summaries but which stretch the imagination.

About: Professor David Silverman is Professor Emeritus in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College, London Visiting Professor in the King's College Business School, University of London and the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney as well as Adjunct Professor at QUT, Faculty of Education. He has authored 15 books and over 50 journal articles on qualitative research, ethnography and conversation analysis. Thirty of his students have successfully completed their PhD and three are now full Professors. Further information about Prof Silverman’s books can be found at: Sage Publishing

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