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Each month we will be offering two copies of a SAGE book for review. So keep an eye out for those posts, added to the Comments Wall, and let us know if you would like to review the book.

Book reviews should be a minimum 500 words, and should be completed within 2 months of receipt of the book. Books will be allocated to reviewers on a first come first served basis (
If a reviewer has reviews outstanding they will be asked to submit that review before receiving any further review copies).

If you would like to post a book review, please post it as a new discussion in the forum.


Book review links:
Salmons, J. (2010). Online Interviews in Real Time. SAGE Publications
Bertely Busquets, María (2000). Conociendo nuestras escuelas. Un acercamiento etnográfico a la cultura escolar, México: Paidós.

Discussion Forum

Using Software in Qualitative Research: a step-by-step guide, by Christina Silver and Ann Lewins. 2nd edition. Sage 2014.

There are two main reasons for reading a book on research: either you wish to examine how it confirms your already substantial knowledge in the chosen field, or you know relatively little about its…Continue

Tags: CAQDAS, analysis, qualitative, data

Started by Dr Mike Lambert Nov 16.

Book review: Silver, C. & Lewins, A. (2014). Using Software in Qualitative Research – a step-by-step guide. Second edition. London: Sage. 2 Replies

This book is focused on theoretical background for Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) and its practical implementation for processing qualitative and mixed data. The historical…Continue

Started by Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova. Last reply by Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova Nov 12.

Why Physics Envy will Persist in Political Science

Its time for the political science profession in the USA to get honest about its personal problems. See -  my review of A Model Discipline by Clarke and Primo at,  …Continue

Tags: Physics, Envy, qualitative, methods, Science

Started by William J. Kelleher, Ph.D. Oct 23.

Gibson, Barry / Hartman, Jan. Rediscovering Grounded Theory. (2013) London. Sage. Pp 280

Gibson, Barry / Hartman, Jan. Rediscovering Grounded Theory. (2013) London. Sage. Pp 280Reviewer: Petr Matoušek Rediscovering. That is the word, which brought me to reading this book. Nowadays many…Continue

Started by petr matousek Sep 23.

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Comment by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on November 11, 2014 at 12:00

Thank you Lucia,

I will keep you updated then.

Have a nice day


Comment by Lucia Sweet on November 11, 2014 at 11:07

Hi Nadia,

That is fine, we can wait. If you manage to publish it, let me know what journal you're going to go with and what issue, I would love to see it!

I am afraid the July books might have gotten lost in the post, so I have sent you another copy. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.




Comment by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on November 10, 2014 at 16:18

Dear Lucia,

I have finished writing the June's book review but wish to publish it first. Is this acceptable. Additionally, I have not received the July book until now. Have you sent it or it is lost somewhere?

thank you in advance


Comment by Wilma Garvin on November 10, 2014 at 11:18

Hello, Lucia

My address is now UEL, Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ.

Many thanks,


Comment by Lucia Sweet on November 10, 2014 at 11:06

Hi Wilma and Stanislava,


You are the winners of this month's giveaway. I have both your addresses, so watch out for the books in the post.




Comment by Wilma Garvin on November 5, 2014 at 17:14

Hello, Lucia, I'm just wondering what you are planning to do about the book reviews.

Many thanks


Comment by Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova on November 4, 2014 at 8:36

I would like also to express my interest in reviewing "Cognitive Interviewing Practice", in spite of the fact that I am currently reviewing another book - for September 2014. 

Comment by Wilma Garvin on November 3, 2014 at 15:53

Hello, Lucia,

I'd be interested in reviewing this.


Comment by Lucia Sweet on November 3, 2014 at 15:35


Hot off the press, our recommended reading for this month is:

Cognitive Interviewing Practice by Debbie Collins- this book provides a practical handbook for implementing cognitive interviewing methods in the context of applied social policy research, based on the approach used by the authors at the NatCen Social Research (NatCen) where cognitive interviewing methods have been used for well over a decade.

We are changing the rules a bit, so we will select two names at random from all the members who make a request in the next 48 hours!

To enter the drawing, just let me know via this wall and if selected, I will get in touch to ask for your details.

Thank you,


Comment by Lucia Sweet on September 29, 2014 at 16:20

Well, it looks like we have two winners: Stanislava and Mike, I have both your addresses and will send you the book as soon as possible!




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