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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

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.

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.

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Comment by Clive Sims on December 11, 2014 at 11:08

Hi Lucia, I'm vey interested in reviewing this book. Reviews of current books are just about complete & will be on their way over the next couple of days. Not today though as it's my birthday :)



Comment by Lucia Sweet on December 11, 2014 at 10:53


Christmas starts with a good Research book! Our offer for this jolly month is:

Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists by Mark Israel : This book surveys the recent developments and debates around researching ethically and with integrity and complying with ethical requirements. The new edition pushes beyond the work of the first edition through updated and extended coverage of issues relating to international, indigenous, interdisciplinary and internet research.

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.

Happy holidays,


Comment by Lucia Sweet on December 11, 2014 at 10:36

Hi ladies,

Thank you for offering to review the book, your copy should be on its way. Wilma, the previous month's book has been shipped a while back, might just be delayed with all this Christmas rush, but let me know if you don't receive it soon.




Comment by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on December 1, 2014 at 20:48

Hello Lucia,

I am interested in reviewing the book. 

Best regards

Comment by Wilma Garvin on December 1, 2014 at 15:24

I will offer to review it. I'm still waiting to receive the previous book.

Comment by Lucia Sweet on December 1, 2014 at 14:59

No takers??

Comment by Lucia Sweet on November 24, 2014 at 11:25


Now that the weather’s turned, there’s no better reason to stay inside and read our November offer:

Linguistic Ethnography  by  Fiona CoplandAngela Creese - this book is an engaging interdisciplinary guide to the unique role of language within ethnography. It provides a philosophical overview of the field alongside practical support for designing and developing your own ethnographic research. It demonstrates how to build and develop arguments and engages with practical issues such as ethics, transcription and impact.


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 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



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