Book title bleg

The edited volume on research methods that I mentioned earlier is shaping up nicely and I’ll be shipping it off soon. However, I’m still not sure about the title and subtitle, and was hoping for some input from anyone who’s willing to give it some thought. This is what I’m working with now:

Research Methods from the Trenches:
The Nitty-Gritty of Empirical Social Science Research

However, having “research” in there twice doesn’t seem right. Any thoughts on either the first or the second part?

As a reminder, the chapters in this book provide helpful behind-the-scenes accounts of doing empirical social science research for a wide range of methods such as use of secondary large-scale data sets, interviews, observations, experiments and historical documents. The unique contribution of this collection is that it provides readers with a realistic idea of what to expect when embarking on empirical investigations by offering richly detailed descriptions of the logistics of individual research projects. The volume draws on the experiences of recent successful dissertation writers and young scholars doing cutting edge research in their respective social scientific fields.

If someone comes up with a title I end up using, I’ll happily send the person a copy of the book and will think of some additional gesture of gratitude. (Time to create some E-Blog stuff? Maybe I can think of something more useful.:) Thanks!

4 Responses to “Book title bleg”

  1. Jeremy Freese Says:

    Research Methods from the Trenches: Practical Perspectives on Empirical Social Science. Or “Lessons for” instead of “Perspectives on”

  2. Marc Says:

    Receiving Knowledge from beyond:
    The Nitty-Gritty of Empirical Social Science Research

  3. David Mackinder Says:

    From the Trenches: Using Empirical Social Science Research Methods in the Real World

  4. Forskningens hantverk at Det perfekta tomrummet Says:

    [...] Jag gillar böcker om forskningshantverket, som Howard S. Beckers Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You’re Doing It, Ludmila Jordanova, History in Practice – det finns ganska mÃ¥nga fler i samma genre. Eszter Hargittai hÃ¥ller pÃ¥ att färdigställa en ny bok i samma genre: the chapters in this book provide helpful behind-the-scenes accounts of doing empirical social science research for a wide range of methods such as use of secondary large-scale data sets, interviews, observations, experiments and historical documents. The unique contribution of this collection is that it provides readers with a realistic idea of what to expect when embarking on empirical investigations by offering richly detailed descriptions of the logistics of individual research projects. [...]