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Module Reading List

Introduction to Media and Communication Research, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Anna Zoellner
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Readings

Baxter, Leslie, A. 2004 'The Ethics of Communication Research' In A. Leslie and E.R. Babbie (eds) The basics of communication research ISBN: 0534507786 (student ed.); 0534508367 (instructor's ed.), Wadsworth/Thomas Learning: Belmont, CA., pp. 84-101.

Brabazon, Tara (2006) The Google Effect: Googling, Blogging, Wikis and the Flattening of Expertise. Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services 56: 157-167.

Berger, Arthur Asa (2000) Media and communication research methods : an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches. London: Sage. Chapter 1 (pp. 3-18).

Deacon, David, Michael Pickering, Peter Golding, and Graham Murdock (1999) Researching Communications: A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis. London: Arnold, Chapter 15 ( pp. 365-387 ).

Luljak, Tom (2000) ‘The Routine Nature of Journalistic Deception’. In D. Pritchard (ed.) Holding the media accountable : citizens, ethics, and the law. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp.11-26.

Mattelart, Armand and Michele Mattelart (1998) Theories of communication : a short introduction. London: Sage. Introduction (pp. 1-3).

Orwell, George (1946) 'Politics and the English Language'. Horizon. 13(76): 252–265.

Silverstone, Roger (1999) Why study the media? London: Sage. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-12).

Taylor, Paul (2012) ‘The Just Do It Riots: A Critical Interpretation of the Media’s Violence’. Capital & class. 36 (3): 393-399.

Williams, Kevin (2003) Understanding media theory. London: Arnold. Introduction (pp. 1-19).

Williams, Raymond (1974) ‘Communications as Cultural Science’. Journal of communication. 24 (3): 17-25.

Williamson, John, Martin Cloonan and Simon Frith (2011) 'Having an Impact? Academics, the music industries and the problem of knowledge. The international journal of cultural policy.. 17(5): 459-474.

Taylor, Paul (2008) Baudrillard’s Resistance To the Ob-Scene As the Mis-en-scene (Or, Refusing to Think Like a Lap-Dancer’s Client). The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

Lessig, Lawrence (2004) Free culture : the nature and future of creativity. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Chapter 13 (pp. 213-246).

Keen, Andrew (2008) The cult of the amateur : how blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today's user-generated media are destroying our economy, our culture, and our values (2nd ed). London: Nicholas Brealey. Chapter 6 (pp. 141-163).

Sanders, Karen (2003) Ethics and journalism. London: Sage. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-13)

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Research Methods

Berger, Arthur Asa (2000) Media and communication research methods : an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches. London: Sage.

Brosius, Hans-Bernd (2008) ‘Research Methods’, in W. Donsbach (ed) The international encyclopedia of communication. Blackwell Reference Online.

Deacon, David, Pickering, Michael, Golding, Peter and Murdock, Graham (2007) Researching Communications (2nd Edition). London: Arnold.

Gray, Ann (2003) Research practice for cultural studies : ethnographic methods and lived cultures. London: Sage.

Gunter, Barrie (2000) Media research methods : measuring audiences, reactions and impact. London: Sage.

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

Maykut, Pamela and Morehouse, Richard (1994) Beginning qualitative research : a philosophic and practical guide. London: The Falmer Press.

O’Leary, Zina (2005) Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry. London: Sage.

O’Leary, Zina (2004) The Essential Guide to Doing Research. London: Sage.

Robson, Colin (2007) How to do a research project : a guide for undergraduate students. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Scholl, Armin (2008) ‘Quantitative Methodology’, in W. Donsbach (ed) The international encyclopedia of communication. Blackwell Reference Online.

Schutt, Russell K. (2006) Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research (5th Edition). London: Pine Forge Press.

Silverman, David (2005) Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook (2nd Edition). London: Sage.

Smith, Mark J. (1998) Social science in question. London: Sage.

Stokes, Jane (2003) How to do media and cultural studies. London: Sage.

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Academic Skills

Cottrell, Stella (2005) Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument. New York: Palgrave.

Cottrell, Stella (2008) Study Skills Handbook (3rd Edition). New York: Palgrave

Greetham, Bryan (2008) How to Write Better Essays. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Levin, Peter (2007) Skilful time management. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Levin, Peter (2004) Write great essays! : a guide to reading and essay writing for undergraduates and taught postgraduates. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Northedge, Andy (2005) Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Redman, Peter (2005) Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guides. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Soles, Derek (2005) The academic essay : how to plan, draft, revise, and write essays. Derek Soles.. Taunton: Studymates.

Walton, Douglas N. (2001) Informal logic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

This list was last updated on 26/09/2017