It’s your fault

The culture of blame, and the ‘bringing in of the people we call consultants who we can then blame’ has been one of the more disappointing discoveries while working in/for/with/whatever the public sector.

There have been some nice discoveries though. There are a lot of smart people who are driven by values. I think that’s been the nicest discovery over the last year or more.

Qualitative Methods

Becker, H. S. (1998). Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Research While Doing It. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Berg, B. L. (2001). Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences (4 ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Bernard, H. R. (2006). Research Methods in Anthropology (4 ed.). Lanham: Altamira.

Bryman, A. (2012). Social Research Methods (4 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Charmaz, K. (2014). Constructing Grounded Theory (2 ed.). London: SAGE.

Flick, U. (2014). An Introduction to Qualitative Research (5 ed.). London: SAGE.

Hammersley, M., & Atkinson, P. (2007). Ethnography: Principles in practice (3 ed.). London: Routledge.

Ritchie, J., Lewis, J., McNaughton Nicholls, C., & Ormston, R. (2013). Qualitative Research Practice (2 ed.). London: SAGE.

Seale, C. (1999). The Quality of Qualitative Research. London: SAGE.

Silverman, D. (2015). Interpreting Qualitative Data (5 ed.). London: SAGE.