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Further reading

 

The list below is designed to extend your reading on research methods beyond that supplied with the Research Project module. You will notice that there are entire books devoted to particular research methods e.g. case study, visual methods or survey. These can be helpful to deepen your knowledge particularly if you intend to use them for your dissertation. You will also notice that there are research methods texts designed for particular disciplines e.g. education, psychology, sociology or organisational studies. Again, it can be helpful to compare the similarities and differences between them in relation to your interests. Further resources can also be located using the library catalogue.
 

Coolican, H. (2009) Research methods and statistics in psychology (5th ed.), London: Hodder Education.
Link to e-book.

Donley, A.M. (2012) Student handbook to sociology: research methods, New York: Infobase.
Link to e-book.

Gunn, S. & Faire, L. (2012) Research methods for history, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Link to e-book.

Hamilton, L.C. & Corbett-Whittier, C. (2013) Using case study in education research, London: Sage.
Link to e-book.

Hammond, M. & Wellington, J. (2013) Research methods: the key concepts, Abingdon: Routledge.
Link to e-book.

Martin, W. E. (2012) Quantitative and statistical research methods: from hypothesis to results, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Link to e-book.

Newby, P. (2014) Research methods for education (2nd ed.), London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Link to -e-book.

Schwab, D.P. (2005) Research methods for organizational studies (2nd ed.), Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates.
Link to e-book.

Spencer, S. (2011) Visual research methods in the social sciences: awakening visions, London: Routledge.
Link to e-book.

Tracy, S.J. (2012) Qualitative research methods: collecting evidence, crafting analysis, communicating impact, Chicester: Wiley.
Link to e-book.