Alaszewski's book pays close attention to a research method that is only obliquely referred to in more general methods texts. It does surface from time to time in research articles, but I am happy to offer this to students for a basic, introductory consideration of diaries in social research. Throughout, the book supports three types of research - experimental, naturalistic, and unsolicited. These map roughly to quantitative, qualitative, and historical approaches.
Good as an additional practice book for diary methods. Easy to use for beginners.
A comprehensive book for researchers planning to use the diary method in their research.
It is unlikely that students will be interested in adopting this particular research method. I've asked for the library to buy a couple of copies, just in case.
This book is excellent, and I will recommend it to my third year projects students
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