Bruce D. Friedman provides an invaluable resource for social science researchers and practitioners to add to their “toolkit.” This book provides practical and straightforward guidance for understanding and conducting qualitative and quantitative research. As a social science researcher, sessional instructor, and doctoral student, reading this book answered important questions I had regarding the research process and implications of social science research. This review will discuss the primary tenets of the book as well as the relevance of this toolkit for student-researchers.


Book Review, Research Toolkit, Mixed Methods

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Sarah Faubert is a doctoral student and sessional instructor at the University of Windsor. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the University of Windsor. I was not contacted by the author nor the publisher to produce this review. Rather, as a social science practitioner, researcher, and educator, as well as a Ph.D. student, I wish to share my experience with those who may be interested. I have experience with qualitative and quantitative research traditions. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: fauberts@uwindsor.ca.

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