A quick shout-out to Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009. It's exactly what it says it is. And it does it well. It's a book about the IRB. If you don't know what an IRB is, it's not your fault, it just means you haven't done research at a university. (Trust me, then the book isn't for you.)
But if "Institutional Review Board" makes you wake up in a cold sweat or has made you do worse research (and that just about covers all social-science researchers), you owe it to yourself to buy and read this book.
Zachary Schrag is a Professor of History at George Mason University and trust me, he's thought much more about the IRB than you ever will. So thanks for schooling us, Zach.
Amazon link here.