A book review on The Lively Science by Michael Agar, published in 2021. In this review, we examine the three underlying points around which Agar structures the book, then appraise the book from our lens as novice female researchers. We end the review by sharing a reading guide novice researchers could use to document their reading and understandings.


The Lively Science, book review, qualitive research

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Ashley Schmidt is a doctoral student in the Mathematics Education track of the PhD in Education at the University of Central Florida. Megan Mitchell is a doctoral student in the Curriculum and Instruction EdD program at the University of Central Florida. They are two doctoral students with a collaborative interest in qualitative research and methodologies. They can be reached at ashley.schmidt@ucf.edu and megan.mitchell@ucf.edu.


Special acknowledgment to our professor Dr. Audra Skukauskaite for providing guidance on this paper.

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