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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

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 yesterday.

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.

Presenting Your Research: Conferences, Symposiums, Poster Presentations and Beyond, by Lucinda Becker. Published by Sage, 2014.

This book is part of the excellent ‘Success in Research’ series, which provides ‘short, authoritative and accessible’ guides on key areas of professional and research development.  Giving a…Continue

Tags: Papers, Presentations

Started by Dr Mike Lambert Apr 22.

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Comment by Lucia Sweet 23 hours ago

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 yesterday
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 yesterday

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 yesterday

Hi Lucia,

I am interested in reviewing this title.



Comment by Lucia Sweet yesterday


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 yesterday

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 :(


Comment by Lucia Sweet on July 22, 2014 at 8:47

Hi Clive and Nadia,

It seems that you are the winners of this month's competition! I believe I have both of your addresses, so I shall dispatch the books right away!

Have a nice day,


Comment by nadia ahouari_idri on July 17, 2014 at 13:59

Hi Lucia

I have just received June's Book. Can I ask for this as well? I can devote my time reading during this summer.

If possible, I would like to review July's book too.


Comment by Clive Sims on July 16, 2014 at 12:06

Hi Lucia,

I'd like to review Hammersley's 'The Limits of Social Science'.

Many Thanks


Clive Sims


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