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LUBS3321
Module Reading List

International Business Dissertation, 2018/19, Semester 1, 2
Emma Liu
E.Y.Liu@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

It is recommended that you use the reading material and research resources that you were introduced to on the LUBS 2875 Research Methods module in Year 2. 

However, it is also important that you identify your own sources of information relevant to your chosen research topic. Your supervisor may be able to direct you to further additional reading.

Saunders, M; P Lewis and A Thornhill (2009), Research methods for business students , 5th Edition, Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

Additional readings on most topics can be found in:

Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P.R. (2012) Management Research – 4th edition, London: Sage

Creswell, J. W. (2009), Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches , 3rd Edition, Sage

Robson, C (2002), Real world research , 2nd Edition, Blackwell

The following texts provide further readings in specialist areas:

Literature Review

Hart, C (1998). Doing a literature review London: Sage Publications

Jankowicz, A.D. (2000). Business research projects . Oxford: Oxford University Press

Thietart R.A. et al. (2001). Doing management research : a comprehensive guide . London. Sage Publications

Wallace, M and Wray, A (2006), Critical reading and writing for postgraduates , Sage.

Qualitative Analysis

Marschan-Piekkari and Welch, C. (2004), ‘Qualitative research methods in international business: The state of the art’, in Marshan-Piekkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.), Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business , Edward Elgar: Cheltenham and Northampton.

Miles, M. B. and A. M. Huberman (1994), Qualitative data analysis : an expanded sourcebook , 2nd Edition, Sage Publications

Richards, L. (2009), Handling qualitative data , 2nd edition, London: Sage

Silverman, D. (2010), Doing qualitative research : a practical handbook , 3rd edition, London: Sage

Zalan, T. and Lewis, G. (2004), ‘Writing about methods in qualitative research: Towards a more transparent approach’, in Marshan-Piekkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.), Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business , Edward Elgar: Cheltenham and Northampton.

Quantitative Analysis

Hair, J F; R E Anderson, R L Tatham and W C Black (1998), Multivariate Data Analysis , 5th Edition, Prentice Hall.

Tabachnick, B and Fidell, L S (2007), Using multivariate statistics , 5th Edition, Pearson International.

Using SPSS

Field (2005), Discovering statistics using SPSS , 2nd Edition, Sage Publications.

This provides background on the statistics as well as SPSS and covers many analysis techniques. The examples used are not to everyone’s taste, and if this is the case for you another guide to SPSS is:

Norusis (2004), SPSS 12.0 guide to data analysis , Prentice Hall.

This list was last updated on 18/09/2014