New Books and Give-Away!

Do Your Interviews coverOn 20 December last I received hard copies of my first two books in the Little Quick Fix series from SAGE. Then the winter holiday made me forget to blog about them – but I’ve just remembered! Attentive readers may remember that I’ve already written about the process of writing these little books. It was so great to see how the designers brought my ideas to life.

Here’s a flow chart I made in Word. The content is good but the design is a mess, it looks as though it was made by an inept seven-year-old. (I’m a writer, not a designer, OK?!)

slide for lqf blog post

So I put a note in begging the designers to make it look decent. And they did; look!

lqf page

Yep, you’re right; I’m not a photographer, either. It’s hard to do justice to these little books with a phone camera, but luckily SAGE have put the first one in the series, Research Question by Zina O’Leary, online here for you to flick through (scroll down). They’re doing this instead of offering inspection copies, though if you want to see one of the others, it’s a small outlay: £6.99 UK and $9.00 US, with similar prices in other jurisdictions.

Write A Questionnaire coverAnd I have four copies to give away! Two of Write A Questionnaire and two of Do Your Interviews, which I will gladly post anywhere in the world. This competition is only open to followers of this blog (if you want to enter and you don’t already follow the blog, you can find the ‘follow’ button at the top right). Leave a comment with your name, telling me which book you’d like and why. You can only enter once, for one title, not both. This time next week I will put the names into two hats, one for each title, and announce the winners in the comments on this post. Can’t say fairer than that!

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8 thoughts on “New Books and Give-Away!

  1. The books look really good and super helpful. I am a social researcher / data analyst and while I have trained and practised in creating and analysis questionnaires, I am probably weaker in doing interviews. I’d love a chance to win the Interview one! Thank you. And all the best with them.

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  2. Hello, this is Mehtap from Ankara, TR. I’ve been following your blog for some time and it’s really helpful. I am about to do my interviews for my PhD focusing on sonic perceptions abut the city. If I’m lucky enough, I would like to get “Do Your Interviews.”

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  3. I have just found this amazing blog and started to follow after reading two/three posts. Thanks for sharing your writing with us, Helen. Like you, I, a PhD student, find methodology and research methods super interesting. So I would love a chance to read one of your first two books – it does not matter which one 🙂

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  4. Good news: with only three entrants, you’re all winners! Please email me your postal addresses through the contact form on this website and I’ll get the books off to you straight away. Congratulations!


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