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Module Reading List

Introduction to Media and Communication Research, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Anna Zoellner
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Required Readings

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 23/09/2014