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MODL3310
Reading list

Final Year Project: Extended Essay, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Stephan Petzold
s.petzold@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no reading list for your specific FYP topic. You will not be presented with a reading list on the topic but it is your task to compile relevant reading independently with some supervisor input.

The items listed below are study skills texts on Dissertations and Final Year Projects. Please note that many of these are written primarily for a social science student readership and not everything will be applicable or relevant to your FYP.

General FYP/dissertation guidance books

Allison, Brian and Phil Race (1997), The student's guide to preparing dissertations and theses, Routledge.

Greetham, Bryan (2009), How to write your undergraduate dissertation, Palgrave. 

Halperin, Sandra and Oliver Heath (2012), Political research : methods and practical skills ISBN: 9780199558414 (pbk.); 0199558418 (pbk.), Oxford UP, especially part 2: How to do research   

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson.

O'Leary, Zina (2017), The essential guide to doing your research project, SAGE.

Rudestam, Kjell Erik and Rae R Newton (2007), Surviving your dissertation. A comprehensive guide to content and process, SAGE. 

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE.

Walliman, Nicholas (2014), Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success, SAGE.

Williams, Kate, Planning your dissertation ISBN: 9781137327949 (pbk.); 1137327944 (pbk.) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

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Finding a topic and research question

O'Leary, Zina (2017), The essential guide to doing your research project, SAGE, ch. 3.

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE, ch. 1.

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011, chs. 5-8.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 2.

Rudestam, Kjell Erik and Rae R Newton (2007), Surviving your dissertation. A comprehensive guide to content and process, SAGE, ch. 2

Greetham, Bryan (2009), How to write your undergraduate dissertation, Palgrave, part 2-3.

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Research methods

Halperin, Sandra and Oliver Heath (2012), Political research : methods and practical skills ISBN: 9780199558414 (pbk.); 0199558418 (pbk.), Oxford UP, chs. 6 + 7.

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE, ch. 5.

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011, ch. 9-10.

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Research proposal

O'Leary, Zina (2017), The essential guide to doing your research project, SAGE, ch. 5-6.

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE, chs. 3-4.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 3.

Walliman, Nicholas (2014), Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success, SAGE, chs. 6 + 8.

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Academic writing: structure

Björk, Lennart and Christine Räisänen (2003), Academic writing : a university writing course ISBN: 9144030746; 9789144030746, Lund: Studentlitterattur, ch. 6.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 20.

Greetham, Bryan (2009), How to write your undergraduate dissertation, Palgrave, part 7.

Walliman, Nicholas (2014), Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success, SAGE, ch. 15-16.

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011, ch. 16.

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Academic writing: being critical and analytical

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 14.

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Research methods workshops (weeks 4/5)

Interviewing and Intercultural Research Methods (Jane Wilkinson)

Core reading

  • Crang, M. and Cook, I. (2007) Doing Ethnographies.  London: Sage Publications, chapter 5 ‘Interviewing’. 
  • Fetterman, D.M. (2010) Ethnography Step-by-Step, 3rd edn.  Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, pp. 40-55. 

Further reading

  • Blommaert, J. and Dong, I. (c2010) Ethnographic Fieldwork: A Beginner’s Guide.  Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Crang, M. and Cook, I. (2007) Doing Ethnographies.  London: Sage Publications.
  • Davies, C.A. (1999) Reflexive Ethnography: A Guide to Researching Selves and Others. London: Routledge.
  • Fetterman, D.M. (2010) Ethnography Step-by-Step, 3rd edn.  Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.
  • Fontana, A. and Frey, J. H. (2000). The interview: From neutral stance to political involvement. In N. K. Denzin and Y. S. Lincoln, eds, The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd edn.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 645-672.
  • Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P. (2007) Ethnography: Principles in Practice, 3rd edn.  London: Routledge. 
  • Spradley, J.P. (1979) The Ethnographic Interview. Fort Worth; London: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

History and Historiography (Stephan Petzold)

 

Politics and political rhetoric (Ilya Yablokov)

Core reading

Further reading

  • Charteris-Black, Jonathan (2013), Analysing Political Speeches: Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Condor, Susan, Cristian Tileagă, and Michael Billig (2013), ‘Political Rhetoric’, in: Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears, and Jack S. Levy, eds, The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 262-298. 
  • Readman, Paul (2009), ‘Speeches’, in: Miriam Dobson and Bejamnin Ziemann, eds, Reading Primary Sources, Routledge, 209-225. 
  • Reisigl, Martin (2008), ‘Analysing political rhetoric’, in: Ruth Wodak and Michał Krzyżanowski, eds, Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences, Routledge, 96-120. 

Media analysis (El Mustapha Lahlali)

 

Gender and Cultural Studies (Irena Hayter)

  • Barrett, Michèle (1980), Women's Oppression Today: Problems in Marxist Feminist Analysis (London: Verso).
  • Burston, Paul and Richardson, Colin (eds.) (1995), A Queer Romance: Lesbians, Gay Men and Popular Culture (London: Routledge).
  • Butler, Judith (1999), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (London: Routledge ).
  • Doty, A (1995), Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian and Queer Essays on Popular Culture (London: Cassell)
  • Kuhn, A. (2013), The Power of the Image: Essays on Representation and Sexuality (Taylor & Francis).
  • Mulvey, Laura (1975), 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema', Screen, 16 (3), 6–18.
  • Mulvey, Laura (1989), Visual and Other Pleasures (Basingstoke: Macmillan).
  • Pilcher, Jane. (2004), Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies (London: SAGE).
  • Sedgwick, E. K. (1985), Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Showalter, Elaine (1989), Speaking of Gender (London: Routledge).
  • Storey, John (2012), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (6th ed. edn.; New York: Pearson).
  • Thornham, Sue (1999), Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).
  • Tyson, Lois (1999), Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide (New York and London: Garland Pub).
  • Walby, Sylvia (1990), Theorizing Patriarchy (Oxford: Basil Blackwell).

Literary analysis (Richard Hibbitt)

 

Analysing film (Chris Homewood)

 

This list was last updated on 20/09/2017