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Reading list

Texts from which core reading has been selected are marked in bold.

Bell, J. (2010) Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science (5th edn.), Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Biggam, J. (2008) Succeeding with your master’s dissertation: a step-by-step handbook, Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Blaikie, N. (2007) Approaches to social enquiry: advancing knowledge (2nd edn.), Cambridge: Polity.

Blaikie, N. (2009) Designing social research: the logic of anticipation (2nd edn.). Cambridge: Polity.

Costley, C., Elliott, G. and Gibbs, P. (2010) Doing work based research: approaches to enquiry for insider-researchers, London: Sage.

Crotty, M. (1998) The foundations of social research: meaning and perspective in the research process, London: Sage.

Denscombe, M. (2007) The good research guide: for small-scale social research projects (3rd edn.), Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Hart, C. (1998) Doing a literature review: releasing the social science research imagination, London: Sage.

May, T. (2001) Social research: issues, methods and process (2rd edn.), Buckingham: Open University Press.

Robson, C. (2002) Real world research: a resource for social scientists and practitioner-researchers (2nd edn.), Oxford: Blackwell.
Selected pages (pp. 54-63, 173, 370-377 and 483-486) are provided from the 2nd edition as not all available in subsequent editions.

Sullivan, E.V. (1984) A critical psychology: interpretation of the personal world, New York: Plenum.