Book reviews

We’ve had three scholars publish reviews of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World since it came out earlier this year. Excerpts are below, with links to the full reviews.

Cover image: Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World

By Kenza Bennani for the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation:

“Far from being a book for researchers only, it offers useful guidance for evaluators who wish to learn more about how new technologies can transform evaluation practices and be used to create robust evaluation workflows, both in times of COVID-19 and beyond, as we engage new contexts and perspectives and continue to reshape our understanding of ‘fieldwork.'”

By Kate H. Guthrie for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education:

This text is packed with relevant topics related to engaging in qualitative research in today’s digital world. Regardless of whether one is simply aiming to use digital tools alongside research processes or wishes to research in digital spaces, this text anchors the reader in relevant, critical discourse of qualitative digital tools and spaces.

By Colin Andrew Sharp for the Evaluation Journal of Australasia:

Conducting and reporting evaluations can be stressful, especially in the context of the global pandemic (Maloney, 2020). With the COVID-19 restrictions, evaluators had a problem in common with researchers and teachers: How to make the most of the digital environment of our clients in gathering data and communicating. The new SAGE book Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World (Paulus & Lester, 2022) should be a useful resource in adapting our data collection and analyses to the continuing digital context.

Many thanks to each of these scholars for taking the time to read and thoughtfully review this book.

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