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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

Ackland, R. (2013) Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age. London: Sage.

I wanted to review this book because of my interest in the web and research.The book is effectively divided into three sections – one chapter is the introduction, three chapters are about web social…Continue

Tags: research, digital, science, social, review

Started by Wilma Garvin Aug 23.

Becker, Lucinda (2014). Presenting Your Research: Conferences, Symposiums, Poster Presentations and Beyond. Book Review by Ibrahim Al-Jubari

As the title implies, this book, which is one of the Success in Research series, is designed to provide students, researchers and academics with short but specific guide on how to present research. …Continue

Started by Ibrahim Al-Jubari Aug 21.

Book review by Stanislava Stoyanova: Czarniawska, B. (2014). Social Science Research. From Field to Desk. London: SAGE.

The book “Social Science Research. From Field to Desk” shares a lot of her author’s personal experience striving to illustrate the expressed ideas and concepts. The author insists on the necessity…Continue

Started by Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova Jul 25.

Researching Organizations: The Practice of Organizational Fieldwork. by Matthew Jones

ResearchingOrganizations: The Practice of Organizational Fieldwork. by Matthew Jones Jones, Mathew. Researching Organizations: The Practice of Organizational Fieldwork. (2014) London. Sage. Pp 221.…Continue

Started by Clive Sims May 6.

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Comment by Clive Sims on September 5, 2014 at 10:24

Hi Lucia, Neither the July nor the August book has arrived yet so amm getting concerned. I hope they haven't gotten lost in the post.


Comment by Clive Sims on August 28, 2014 at 12:49

Thanks Lucia, looking forward to it. Btw, July's book still hasn't arrived.

Comment by Lucia Sweet on August 28, 2014 at 10:22

This month's reviewers will be Ibrahim and Clive (you have been successful in the draw!) As you are loyal reviewers, I have both of your addresses on record and will send the books shortly.

Nadia- I am sure luck will favour your next time! Meanwhile, I am looking forward to all these exciting reviews you are working on.


Comment by Lucia Sweet on August 22, 2014 at 11:46

Well, if we have no other takers throughout the weekend, I might have to draw a name out of a hat!

Comment by Clive Sims on August 22, 2014 at 6:18
Hi Lucia. I'm interested in reviewing "Managing and Sharing Research Data" by Louise Corti, Veerle Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop, Matthew Woollard
Comment by nadia ahouari_idri on August 21, 2014 at 20:09

dear Lucia,

I received the June book but not yet the July one. I am reviewing the first during this summer<; <meanwhile, i will review the July book when I get it. I noticed that mot of our scholars are enjoying heir summer break and people are a bit away from the net. If no one is interested in this book at this moment, I will also take it and procede in the reviews respectively (the June, july and august books).

Best wishes

Comment by Ibrahim Al-Jubari on August 21, 2014 at 14:21

Hi Lucia,

I am interested in reviewing this title.



Comment by Lucia Sweet on August 21, 2014 at 13:53


This month we thought you might be interested in the following title:

We have two copies of Managing and Sharing Research Data by Louise CortiVeerle Van den EyndenLibby BishopMatthew Woollard available for review.

Research funders in the UK, USA and across Europe are implementing data management and sharing policies to maximize openness of data, transparency and accountability of the research they support. Written by experts from the UK Data Archive with over 20 years experience, this book gives post-graduate students, researchers and research support staff the data management skills required in today’s changing research environment.


If you would like to review this book, just let me know via this wall (and I will get in touch to ask for your details). It’s first come first served, so the two copies will go to the first two members of the group to make a request.




Comment by Lucia Sweet on August 21, 2014 at 13:27

Hi Clive,

Sorry for the delay; the book should be on its way soon. Let me know if you have any problems.



Comment by Clive Sims on August 14, 2014 at 19:24

Hi Lucia.

I've not received the book yet - eager to get reading :(



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