Sex Roles (2009) 60:900–901 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9558-4 BOOK REVIEW Handbook of Emergent Methods. Edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy, New York, Guilford Press, 2008. 740 pp. $110.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-59385-147-7 Joan C. Chrisler Published online: 4 November 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 When I was asked to review this book, I agreed out of a are examined, and the authors provide thoughtful analyses curiosity to find out exactly what the “emergent methods” of issues that arise in using the methods, discuss problems were. I had assumed, naively, that an emergent method is a with other methods that these emergent methods are new research methodology that has yet to join the methods intended to solve, and, in some cases, include data from considered “standard” by behavioral scientists. I was only studies designed to test the validity and utility of the partly correct. Despite having carefully read the book’s methods. introduction, pencil in hand to underline important phrases, The book is divided into three parts, the first of which I am not able to give a clear definition of an emergent contains several subsections that do not seem to hang method. However, it seems that methods can
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