Tag: book review

These are reviews of some of the books I have read. I write the reviews mainly for myself to remember what the book was about, so they are more a kind of summary. You can find more reviews in my GoodReads account. Click on “About me” and follow to my GoodReads account if you are interested.

The Discovery of Grounded Theory

I have now, after three months, finished reading this seminal work on qualitative methods by Corbin and Strauss. I have heard this is the book that defined rigor in qualitative research once and for all. I am not surprised at all.

Using documents in social research

Most qualitative research is concerned with oral data. But documents can be equally important in improving our understanding of phenomena. And when it comes to documents, it is not only their content that counts.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

This is a book about writing non-fiction. At the same time– surprising for me at least– it is a book about writing interesting, beautiful and artistic non-fiction. I am a researcher myself and I write a lot of professional text. But as a researcher I was never educated in writing well. This is the book I was missing. It pointed me to a lot of mistakes that I have done in my writing for many years –not grammatical but aesthetic and literary mistakes.

Writing tools

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars Very nice book for those like me who are very bad at writing. Tools that cover all the phases of writing, from…

Conversational intelligence

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results by Judith E. Glaser My rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting book that gives you a completely new perspective on conversations. The book explains in depth the relationship…

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People

This book is a collection of articles from Harvard Business Review. It is one in a series of books that collect selected articles on specific topics. This one in the series is about different aspects of management. I am a hobby manager, being responsible for a small group of researchers. I thought this book would give me enough insight into management so I can do a decent job. I will provide a quick review of each of the articles and then write down my overall thoughts about this book.

Eating Animals

What do we teach our kids while we raise them? In two words: double standards. We call them compromises, but in reality we are talking about double standards. The story of the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer is…