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Module Reading List

Research Philosophy and Design in the Environmental Social Sciences, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Prof Andy Gouldson
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

**Recommended as introductory material

Science and paradigms

Chalmers, A.F. 1999. What is this thing called Science?3rd ed. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.: Indianapolis.

**Evely, A.C., Fazey I, Pinard M, and Lambin X (2008) The influence of philosophical perspectives in integrative research: a conservation case study in the Cairngorms National Park. Ecology and society [electronic resource].13(2): 52. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss2/art52/

Latour B and Woolgar S (1979) Laboratory life: the construction of scientific facts Beverly Hills: Sage Publications

Kuhn T S (1970) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Second, enlarged edition

Max-Neef, M.A. (2005) Foundations of Transdisciplinarity. Ecological economics. 53: 5-16

Patterson, M.E. and Williams, D.R. (2005). Maintaining research traditions on place: Diversity of thought and scientific progress.Journal of environmental psychology. 25: 361-380


Fuller S (2003) Interdisciplinarity. The Loss of the Heroic Vision in the Marketplace of Ideas. http://www.interdisciplines.org/interdisciplinarity

Lélé S and Norgaard R B (2005) Practicing Interdisciplinarity Bioscience. 55(11) 967-975

**Oughton E A and Bracken L E (2009) Interdisciplinary research: framing and reframing Area. 41(4) 385-394

Pickering A (1990) Knowledge, Practice and Mere Construction Social studies of science. 20(4) 682-729

Pickering A (ed.) Science as practice and cultureChicago: University of Chicago Press

Weingart P and Stehr N eds. (2000) Practising interdisciplinarity Toronto: University of Toronto Press

Science-society interactions

Clark W C and Majone G (1985) The Critical Appraisal of Scientific Inquiries with Policy Implications Science, technology, & human values.10(3) 6-19

**Colebatch H K (2005) Policy analysis, policy practice and political science Australian journal of public administration. 64(3)14-23

Goodin R E and Dryzek J S (2006) Deliberative Impacts: The Macro-Political Uptake of Mini-Publics Politics and society. 34 (2) 219-244

Hoppe R (1999) Policy analysis, science and politics: from ‘speaking truth to power’ to ‘making sense together’ Science and public policy26(3) 201-210

Lindblom C E (1959) The Science of 'Muddling Through' Public administration review.19 79-88.

Nutley S, Walter I and Davies H T O (2003) From Knowing to Doing. A Framework for Understanding the Evidence-Into-Practice Agenda Evaluation. 2003, 9, 2, pp. 125-148

Weingart P (1999) Scientific expertise and political accountability: paradoxes of science in politics Science and public policy 26(3) 151–161

Weiss C H (1979) The many meanings of research utilisation Public administration review. 39(5) 426-431

Research proposal & qualitative research methods

These are all accessible, how-to guides.

Babbie, E. (2005) The Basics of Social Research, 3rd Edition. Wadsworth

Creswell, J.W. 2003. Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches, 2nd ed. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Flick, U. 2006. An Introduction to Qualitative Research, 3rd ed. London: Sage.

Garner, R. 2005. The Joy of Stats: A Short Guide to Introductory Statistics in the Social Sciences. Broadview Press. Chapters 1-2, pp. 29-86.

Denzin N. K and Lincoln Y. S. (eds) Handbook of Qualitative Research. London: Sage, pp 105-117.

ESRC (n.d.) http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/

Hay, Iain, ed. (2005). Qualitative research methods in human geography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley (n.d.) http://iis.berkeley.edu/DissPropWorkshop

O’Leary Z (2010) The essential guide to doing your research project Sage Realities, University of Manchester (n.d.)


Schutt, R.K. (2006). Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, 5th ed. Pine Forge Press: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Yin, R.K. 2003. Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 3rd ed. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

This list was last updated on 01/10/2013