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Advanced Research Methods 2 Reading

Qualitative Methodology


Background reading

Cohen, L.,Manion, L. &Morrison, K. (2007). ResearchMethods in Education (6th Edition). London: Routledge

Cresswell, J. (2003). Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methods (2nd Edition). London: Sage.

Gomm, R. (2004). Social Research Methodology: A Critical Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

de Vaus, D. (2001) Research Design in Social Science. London: Sage.

Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2004) Combining Methods in Educational and Social Research. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Oliver, P. (2003). The Student’s Guide to Research Ethics (Maidenhead: OU Press)

Ritchie, J. and Lewis, J. (Eds) (2003) Qualitative Research Practice. London: Sage Ch. 3-4.

Robson, C. (2002). Real World Research. Oxford: Blackwell.

Silverman, D. (2000) Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook. London: Sage.


Reading: 1

Hammersley, M (1990).What'sWrong with Ethnography? The Myth of Theoretical Description. Sociology, vol.24 no.4, 597-615.


Willis, P & Trondham, M (2002). Manifesto for Ethnography. Cultural Studies. Critical Methodologies, vol 2 no.3.


Clifford, J (1990). Notes on (Field) notes. In: Roger Sanjek (ed) Fieldnotes. The Makings of Anthropology.


Reading: 2

Christensen, P. (2004). Children’s Participation in Ethnographic Research: issues of power and representation. Children and Society.


Gudeman, S. and Riviera, A. (1990). Introduction. In: Conversations in Colombia: The Domestic Economy in Life and Text. Cambridge University Press.

Useful Background reading:

Lukes S (1986). Power. New York University Press. (Note: the updated and revised edition is from 1986)


Simmons, Helen (2009) Case Study Research in Practice. London: Sage Publishers.

Stake, Robert, E. (2000) Case Studies. In Denzin, Norman, K. and Yvonna, S. Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Research. Second Edition. London: Sage Publishers. (Third Edition printed in 2005.)

Stake, Robert E. (1995) The Art of Case Study. London: Sage Publishers.

Yin, Robert, K. (2002) Design and Methods. Third Edition. London: Sage Publishers


Elliott, J. (1995) What is Good Action Research? Action Researcher 2

Koshy, V. (2005) Action research for improving practice: a practical guide. London, Paul Chapman Publishing.


Kemmis, S. and McTaggart, R. (1982) The Action Research Planner. Geelong, Victoria: Deakin University Press.

McNiff, J. and Whitehead, J. (2006) All You Need To Know About Action Research. London: Sage.


Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y. (1998). Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials. London: Sage.

Ritchie, J. & Lewis, J. (2003). Qualitative Research Practice. London: Sage.

Robson, C. (2002) Real World Research. Oxford: Blackwell.


Edwards, A.D. &Westgate, D.P.G. (1994) Investigating Classroom Talk, Falmer Press, London.

Kumpulainen, K. &Wray, D. (2002) Classroom Interaction and Social Learning London: Routledge Falmer.

Fourlas, G. and Wray, D. (1988), “Children’s oral language: A comparison of two classroom organisational systems” in Wray, D. (Ed.) Emerging partnerships, Current

research in language and literacy (pp.76-86). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Sinclair, J. & Coulthard, M. (1975). Towards an Analysis of Discourse. London: Oxford University Press.

Wegerif, R. and P. Scrimshaw (Eds.) (1997): Computers and Talk in the Primary Classroom. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.