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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

Book Review: Collins, D. (Ed.). (2015). Cognitive Interviewing Practice. London: Sage. Reviewer: Stanislava Stoyanova

This book consists of twelve chapters organized in three parts written by the staff of NatCen Social Research in UK. The book summarizes their experience from quantitative and qualitative research…Continue

Started by Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova Jan 18.

The Limits of Social Science by Martin Hammersley

The Limits of Social SciencebyMartin Hammersley Hammersley, Martin. The Limits of Social Science. (2014) London. Sage. Pp 178. Reviewer: Clive Sims.        As always with the work of Professor…Continue

Started by Clive Sims Dec 28, 2014.

Managing and Sharing Research Data

Managing and Sharing Research DatabyLouise Corti, Veerlie Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop & Mathew Woollard. Corti L, Van den Eynden V, Bishop L & Woollard M. Managing and Sharing Research Data.…Continue

Started by Clive Sims Dec 14, 2014.

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, 2014.

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Comment by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on Monday

Dear Harriet,

I am pleased to post my publised book review as promised:

Best wishes: Nadia

Comment by Lucia Sweet on March 17, 2015 at 15:57

Dear Sharad and Mike, 

You are the lucky winners of a copy of Doing Sensory Ethnography  by  Sarah Pink. If you could pass on your addresses that would be great, just email them to me at 



Comment by Sharad Agarwal on February 18, 2015 at 14:29

Hi Lucia, I would be interested to review this book. 

Thanks & Regards


Comment by Dr Mike Lambert on February 18, 2015 at 14:19

Lucia, I would like to review this book by Sarah Pink.



Comment by Lucia Sweet on February 18, 2015 at 11:39


Big thanks to our reviewers who have posted on the forum in the past few days. Everybody else, don’t be shy about joining in the discussion. In the meantime, our new offer:

Doing Sensory Ethnography  by  Sarah Pink: Drawing on an explosion of new, cutting edge research Sarah Pink uses real world examples to bring this innovative area of study to life. She encourages us to challenge, revise and rethink core components of ethnography including interviews, participant observation and doing research in a digital world.

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 Clive Sims on January 30, 2015 at 20:23

Research Ethics & Integrity for social Scientists by Mark Israel arrived safely today. Looks really interesting - thanks.


Comment by Lucia Sweet on January 29, 2015 at 11:44

Hi Wilma and Nadia,

The books are in the post for you.





Comment by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on January 22, 2015 at 17:01

Hi Lucia,

If there is one more book available, I can take this one

Regards: Nadia

Comment by Lucia Sweet on January 22, 2015 at 11:58

Hi Wilma,

Yes of course, you can review Gary Robins's title. Any other takers?





Comment by Clive Sims on January 21, 2015 at 19:36

Thanks Lucia. I'll look out for it.



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