New Book – Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have

I recommend checking out Research Confidential, edited by Eszter Hargittai, which does a good job of filling a notable gap in the existing literature on research methods in the social sciences. While the methods literature is extensive, rarely do authors discuss the practical issues and challenges they routinely confront in the course of their research projects. As a result, each new cohort is forced to reinvent the wheel, making mistakes that previous generations have already confronted and resolved. Research Confidential seeks to address this failing by supplying new researchers with the kind of detailed practical information that can make or break a given project. Written in an informal, accessible, and engaging manner by a group of prominent young scholars, many of whom are involved in groundbreaking research in online contexts, this collection promises to be a valuable tool for graduate students and educators across the social sciences. Professors can request a free exam copy here. (ISBN: 9780472050260)

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