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SOEE5010M
Module Reading List

Research Methods, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Julia Martin-Ortega
J.Martin-Ortega@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Module SOEE5010: Reading list

This reading list is composed of required readings and additional readings . Required readings are compulsory to read by the students (preferably before each of the lectures). In the additional readings, students will find complementary material for those further interested to know more. The required and additional readings per lecture are indicated below.

Lecture 1: Introduction (week 2)

Required readings

Esterberg, K.G. 2002. Qualitative methods in social research . McGrawHill (Chapter 1: What is social research? Some Practical and Theoretical concerns, pp 1 – 23)

Additional readings

Babbie, E. 2005. The basics of Social Research . Wadsworth (Part One: An Introduction to Inquiry, pp 1- 59).

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

Tress, G. et al. 2004. Clarifying integrative research concepts in landscape ecology. Landscape ecology. . 20, 479–49

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Lecture 2: The research process (week 2)

Required readings

O'Leary, Z. 2005. Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry . SAGE publications (Part 2: chapter 3: Preparing to research real-worldproblems, pp. 39 - 55)

Ridley, D. 2008. The literature review: a step by step guide for students . SAGE publications. (Chapter 6: Structuring the literature review, pp. 80-95 and Chapter 8: Being Critical, pp 117-130)

Additional readings

O'Leary, Z. 2005. Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry . SAGE publications (Parts 1(Orientation to researching real-world problems), 2(Laying foundations) and 3(Researching Problems), pp. 1-207).

Martin-Ortega et al. 2015. A transdisciplinary approach to the economic analysis of the European Water Framework Directive. Ecological economics. .116, 34-45.

Ridley, D. 2008. The literature review: a step by step guide for students . SAGE publications (all chapters).

Hangen-Zanker J., and Mallet, R. 2013. How to do a rigorous, evidence-focused literature review in international development. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) working paper September 2013. http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8572.pdf

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Lecture 3: Introduction to quantitative research methods (week 3)

Required readings

Garner, R. 2010. The joy of stats . University of Toronto Press (chapter 1: Basic Concepts, Parts I and II: pp 29 - 54)

Pallant J., 2013. SPSS Survival Manual . 5th Edition. Open University Press (chapter 10: Chosing the right statistics).

Additional readings

Babbie, E. 2005. The basics of Social Research . Wadsworth (Part Three: Chapter 5: Conceptualization, operationalization and measurement, pp 120-153)

Garner 2010. The joy of stats . University of Toronto Press (chapter 2, describing distributions, Parts I, II and III, pp 55-80) .

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Lectures 4 and 5: Survey research & Designing your own questionnaire (week 3)

Required readings

Babbie, E. 2005. The basics of Social Research . Wadsworth (Part II: Chapter 7: the logic of sampling, pp 183- 224 and Part III: Chapter 9: Survey Research, pp 250 – 292).

Pielke et al. 2007. Lifting the taboo on adaptation. Nature. , 445: 597-598.

IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 7-22. Section D. Current knowledge about responding to climate change, pages 19-20 . https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-spm.pdf

Porter et al. (2014). What do we know about UK household adaptation to climate change? A systematic review. Climatic Change. , 127: 371-379

Additional readings

Pallant J., 2013. SPSS Survival Manual . 5th Edition. Open University Press (chapter 1: Getting started).

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Computer based Quantitative Workshops 1, 2, 3 and 4 (weeks 4, 5, 6 & 8)

Required readings

Pallant J., 2013. SPSS Survival Manual . 5th Edition. Open University Press.

Additional readings

Field A. 2013. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics : and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll . 4th Edition. Sage Publications Ltd.

Dytham C. 2011. Choosing and Using Statistics A Biologists Guide . 3rd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

Fowler J. et al. 1998. Practical Statistics for Field Biology . Wiley-Blackwell.

Garner, R. 2010. The joy of stats . University of Toronto Press.

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Lecture 6: Sociological theory and its role in defining methods (and vice-versa) (week 6)

Required readings

Crang, M. 2003. Qualitative methods: the new orthodoxy? Progress in human geography. 26, 647–55.

Jones, P. 2012. Introducing social theory , Oxford: Blackwell, Chapter 8, 141-148. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Silvermann, D. 1985. Qualitative methodology and sociology : describing the social world , New York: Gower, Chapter 2 (Society and individual: structures and meanings) 29-50. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Sofaer, S. 1999. Qualitative methods: what are they and why use them? Health services research. 34(2) 1101-1181.

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Lecture 7 and Qualitative Workshop 1: Qualitative data collection techniques (week 7)

Required readings

Crang, M. 2003. Qualitative Methods: touchy, feely, look-see? Progress in human geography. 27, 494-504.

Nielsen JØ and D’haen SAL 2014. Asking about climate change: Reflections on methodology in qualitative cli- mate change research published in Global Environmen- tal Change since 2000. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. 24: 402–409.

Interviewing:

Dunn, K. 2005 Interviewing. In Hay. I, (ed.) Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (2nd edition), Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 79-105. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Focus Groups:

Burgess J, Limb M, Harrison C M, 1988. Exploring environmental values through the medium of small groups: 1. Theory and practice. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. 20(3) 309 – 326

Burgess J, Limb M, Harrison C M, 1988. Exploring environmental values through the medium of small groups: 2. Illustrations of a group at work. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. 20(4) 457 – 476.

Participant Observation:

Laurier, E. 2010. Participant observation. In Clifford, N., French, S., and Valentine G. (eds.) Key Methods in Geography , London: Sage, 116-130. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Visual methodologies :

Rose, G. 2012. Visual methodologies : an introduction to researching with visual materials . London: SAGE, Chapter 2, 19-40.

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Lecture 8 and Qualitative workshop 2: Principles of analysis and reporting; analyzing and reporting data (weeks 8 and 10)

Required readings

Baxter J and Eyles J 1997 Evaluating qualitative research in social geography: Establishing ‘rigour’ in interview analysis. Transactions 22(4): 505–25.

Chamaz, K. and Bryant, A. 2001. Grounded Theory and Credibility. In Silverman, D. (ed.) Qualitative Research 3rd Edition. London: Sage, Chapter 16,292-309. Available online

Rose, G. 2012. Visual methodologies : an introduction to researching with visual materials . London: SAGE, Chapter 8 Discourse analysis, 189-226 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

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Lecture 9: Mixed-method and triangulation (week 11)

Required readings

Denzin NK 1970. Strategies of multiple triangulation. In Denzin NK (ed.) The research act : a theoretical introduction to sociological methods . New York: McGraw-Hill, 297–313. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jick, T.D. 1979. Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Triangulation in Action. Administrative science quarterly. 24(4), 602-611.

Mahoney and Goertz (2006). A tale of two cultures: contrasting quantitative and qualitative research. Political analysis , 14: 227-249.

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Lectures 6 to 9 (qualitative research and mixed methods) additional reading

Attride-Stirling, J. 2001. Thematic networks: an analytic tool for qualitative research. Qualitative research. 1(12): 385-405.

Bourdieu, P. 2003. Participant objectivation. The journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. NS 9,281-94.

Chouliaraki, L. and Fairclough, N. 1999 Discourse in late modernity : rethinking critical discourse analysis , Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.

Crang, M. 2005. Qualitative methods: there is nothing outside the text? Progress in human geography. 29, 225-233.

Descola, P. 1996. "Constructing natures: symbolic ecology and social practice," in Nature and society : anthropological perspectives . Edited by P. a. P. Descola, G., pp. 82-102. London: Routledge.

England, K. V. L. 1994. Getting Personal: Reflexivity, Personality and Feminist research. The professional geographer. 46:80-89.

England, K. 2001. Interviewing elites: cautionary tales about researching women managers in Canada’s banking industry. In Moss, P., Feminist geography in practice : research and methods , Oxford: Blackwell, 200–13. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Fairclough, N. 1985 'Critical and descriptive goals in discourse analysis', Journal of Pragmatics. 9, 739-63.

Fairclough, N. 1989 Language and power. , London, Longman.

Fairclough, N. 1992 Discourse and social change , Cambridge, Polity.

Fairclough, N. 1995 Critical Discourse Analysis: the critical study of language , London, Longman.

Fallon, G. and Brown, R. 2002. Focusing on focus groups: lessons from a research project in-volving a Bangladeshi community. Qualitative research. 3(12): 359-376.

Garfinkel, H. and Sacks, H. 1986. On formal structures of practical actions. In Garfinkel, H. Ethnomethodological studies of work , London, Routledge & Keagan Paul, 160-193.

Hall, S 1980. Encoding/decoding, in Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies, 1972-79 . (Hutchinson).

Katz, C. 1994. Playing the Field: Questions of Fieldwork in Geography. The professional geographer. 46:67-72.

Katz, J. 2001. From how to why: On luminous description and causal inference in ethnography (Part 1). Ethnography 2:443-473.

Kress, G. 1990 Critical discourse analysis, Annual review of applied linguistics. , 11, pp 84-99.

Macbeth, D. 1999. "Glances, trances and their relevance for visual sociology," in Media studies : ethnomethodological approaches . Edited by P. L. Jalbert. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Potter, J and Wetherell, M. 1994 Analysing discourse. In Bryman, A. and Brugess, R. (eds.) Analyzing qualitative data . London: Routledge.

Ragin. 1989. The comparative method : moving beyond qualitative and quantative strategies .

Rose, G. 1996. Teaching visualised geographies: towards a methodology for the interpretation of visual materials. Journal of geography in higher education. 20:281-294.

Sin, C. H. 2003. Interviewing in place: the socio-spatial construction of interview data. Area. 35:305-312.

Soderstrom, Ola 1996 Paper cities: Visual thinking in urban planning, Ecumene. 3(3), 249-81.

Valentine, G. 1997. ""Tell me about" ...: using interviews as a research methodology," in Methods in human geography : a guide for students doing research projects . Edited by R. Flowerdew and D. Martin, pp. 110-126. Edinburgh Gate: Addison Wesley Longman.

Weiss, R. 1994. Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies . New York: Free Press.

Wood L and R Kroger (2000) Doing discourse analysis : methods for studying action in talk and text . Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications

Tonkiss, F. 2000. Analysing discourse, in C Searle (ed.) Researching Society and Culture . London: Sage, 245-60. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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Lecture 10: Recap session (week 11)

Additional readings

O'Leary, Z. 2005. Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry . (2005). SAGE publications (Part 4, chapter 12: producing research deliverables, pp 271-286).

Esterberg 2002. Qualitative methods in social research .McGrawHill (Chapter 10: Writing about research, 199-219).

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Readings for the assignment

Core readings (compulsory)

Please note that we will be discussing the content of the core readings in class, during Lecture 4 (Designing a Questionnaire). Please, make sure that you have read the three core readings before that class on the 22 of October.

1. Pielke et al. 2007. Lifting the taboo on adaptation. Nature. , 445: 597-598.

2. IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 7-22. Section D. Current knowledge about responding to climate change, pages 19-20 . https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-spm.pdf

3. Porter et al. (2014). What do we know about UK household adaptation to climate change? A systematic review. Climatic Change. , 127: 371-379

Additional readings

01. Bichard, E. and Kazmierczak, A. 2012. Are homeowners willing to adapt to and mitigate the effects of cimate change? Climatic Change. 112: 633-654.

02. Bryan, E. et al. 2009. Adaptation to climate change in Ethiopia and South Africa: options and constraints. Environmental science and policy. , 12(4), 413-426.

03. Grothmann, T. and Patt, A. 2005. Adapative capacity and human cognition: the process of individual adaptation to climate change . Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. , 15(3), 199-213

04. Harvatt, J. et al. 2015. Understanding householder responses to natural hazards: flooding and see-level rise comparisons . Journal of risk research. , 14:1, 63-83.

05. Taylor, A.L., et al. 2014. Public perception of climate risk and adaptation in the UK: a review of the literature. Climatic Risk Management, 4-5: 1-16 - http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/Documents/research/sri/workingpapers/SRIPs-63.pdf .

06. Ford, J.D. et al. 2011. A systematic review of observed climate change adaptation in developed nations. A letter . Climatic Change. 106: 327-336

07. Wolf, J. et al. 2010. Social capital, individual responses to heat waves and climate change adaptation: an empirical study of two UK cities . Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. , 20: 44-52.

08. Adger, W.N., et al. 2007. Assessment of adaptation practices, options, constraints and capacity. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability . Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 717-743. - https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-chapter17.pdf

This list was last updated on 21/09/2016