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LUBS5592M
Module Reading List

Research Methods and Practice for Consultants, 2018/19, Semester 1, 2
Dr Jo Cutter
J.Cutter@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading list LUBS5592M Research Methods and Practice for Consultants

Core Textbooks

Any of the following 4 textbooks provide good coverage of the material for this module.

Saunders, M. Lewis, and Thornhill (2015 Research Methods for Business Students (Seventh edition) AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE TO READ ON AND OFF CAMPUS VIA THE LIBRARY EBOOKS SERVICE: http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3527024~S5  

Bryman, A. and E. Bell (2015) Business Research Methods(4th edition)  

Easterby Smith, M. Thorpe, R., Jackson, P (2015) Management Research, (5th Edition)  

Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2010 Research Methods for Managers (4th Edition)

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These other textbook sources are also useful

Blaikie, N. (2010 ) Designing Social Research

Field, A. Discovering Statistics using SPSS, (4th Edition)

Gilbert, N. (2001) Researching Social Life. (Second Edition)

Hakim, C. (2000 ) Research Design. (Second Edition)

May, T. (2001 ) Social Research: issues, methods and process (Third edition)

Remenyi, D. Williams, B. Money, A. and Swartz, W. (1998 ) Doing research in business and management : an introduction to process and method, London, Sage

 

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Session 1 and 2: Introduction to Research Methods and Research Design

Easterby-Smith, M. et al. Chapter 1 and 4, Designing management research in Management Research.

Saunders et al (2015) Research Methods for Business Students, Chapters 1, 2, 5.  

Bryman, A. and E. Bell (2015) Business Research Methods, (4th edition), Chapter 1, 3, 4, 5.

Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2010) Research methods for Managers (Fourth Edition)Chapters 1-3

Saunders, M. et al. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students (Seventh Edition), Chapters 1, 2, 5

 O’Mahoney, J. and Markham, C. (2013) Management Consultancy (Second edition), Chapter 5, especially pages 141-152.

Additional readings

Blaikie, N. (2000) Designing Social ResearchCh 2, 3 and 4  

Blumberg et al. (2005) Business Research MethodsCh 2, 3, 4 and 5

Burns, R. (2000) Introduction to research methods. Part 1.

Clark, J. and Causer, G. (1991) ‘Introduction: Research strategies and decision’, in Allen and Skinner (eds) Handbook for research students in the social sciences EBook available

Hakim, C. (2000) Research Design Chapter 1

Jones, R.A. (1985/1996) Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mason, J. (2002) Qualitative Researching.

Remenyi et al. (1998) Doing research in business and management : an introduction to process and method Chapters 3 and 4

 

 

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Session 3: Philosophies of Research

Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2015) Business Research Methods Chapter 2

Easterby Smith, M. Thorpe, R., Jackson, P. and Lowe, A. (2015) Management Research, Chapter 3

Gill, J. And Johnson, P. (2010) Research methods for Managers, (Fourth Edition) Chapter 8

McLachlan, C. and Garcia, R. 2015. 'Philosophy in practice? Doctoral struggles with ontology and subjectivity in qualitative interviewing' Management learning. 46(2) 195–210.

Saunders, M. Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students, (Seventh Edition) Chapter 4

Additional readings

Benton, T. and Craib, I. (2011) Philosophy of Social Science: the philosophical foundations of social thought, (Second Edition) Chapters 1-3

Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (2009) Business Research: A practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students

Hammersley, M. (1995) The politics of social research

Jenkins, R. (2002) Foundations of sociology : towards a better understanding of the human world Chapter 1

May, T. (2001) Social Research: issues methods and process (Third edition), Chapter 2

Remenyi, D. Williams, B. Money, A. and Swartz, W. (1998) Doing research in business and management : an introduction to process and method, Chapter 2 

Readings on Realist research

Ackroyd S and Fleetwood S (2000) Realist perspectives on management and organisations

Alvesson and Skoldberg, (2000) Reflexive methodology : new vistas for qualitative research

Fleetwood S and Ackroyd S, (2004), Critical realist applications in organisation and management studies

Sayer, A. (1993) Method in Social Science: A realist approach

Readings on Feminist methodology

Eichler, M. (1988) Nonsexist Research Methods

Harding, S. (ed) (1987) Feminism and methodology : social science issues

Mies, M. (1983) Towards a Methodology for Feminist Research (reprinted in Hammersley, M 1993, Social research : philosophy, politics and practice )

Reinharz, S. (ed) (1992) Feminist methods in social research(a useful, varied edited collection)

Stanley, L. and Wise, S. (1993) Breaking out again : feminist ontology and epistomology.

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Session 4: Surveys

Bryman, A. and E. Bell (2015) Business Research Methods, (4th edition), Chapters 7, 8, 14

Easterby Smith, M. Thorpe, R., Jackson, P (2015) Management Research, Chapters 9 and 10

Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2010) Research methods for Managers (Fourth Edition), Chapter 6

Saunders, M. et al. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students (7th Edition), Chapter 7 and 8

Additional readings

Aldridge, A. and Levine, K. (2001) Surveying the social world : principles and practice in survey research. Chapter 4.

Arber, S. (2001) ‘Designing samples’, in N. Gilbert (ed.) (2001) Researching Social Life.

Baker, T. (1994) Doing Social Research Chapter 7. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Blumberg, B. et al. (2005) Business Research MethodsChapter 7

Hakim, C. (2000) Research Design. Chapters 6, 7 and 8.

Kidder, L. and Judd, C. (1986) Research Methods in Social Relations Chapters 6 and 7.

May, T. (2001) Social Research: issues, methods and process. Chapter 5

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Session 5: Questionnaire Design 

Bryman, A. and E. Bell (2015) Business Research Methods (4th edition), Chapters 10 and 11

Easterby Smith, M. Thorpe, R., Jackson, P.(2015) Management Research Chapters 9 and10

Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2010) Research methods for Managers (Fourth Edition), Chapter 6

Saunders, M. et al. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students (Seventh Edition), Chapter 11

Additional readings

Aldridge, A. and Levine, K. (2001) Surveying the social world : principles and practice in survey research. Chapter 6.

Babbie, E. (1990) Survey research methods

Belson, W.A. (1981) The design and understanding of survey questions.

Burton, D. (2000) Research training for social scientists : a handbook for postgraduate researchers, Chapter 23.

Converse, J.M. & Presser, S. (1986) Survey questions : handcrafting the standardized questionnaire

Frankfort-Nachmias, C. and Nachmias, D. (2000) Research Methods in the Social Sciences. (Sixth edition). Chapter 8

Hair, J. et al. (2003) Essentials of business research methods. Chapter 7.

Kidder, L. and Judd, C. (1986) Research Methods in Social Relations Chapters 10 and 11.

Moser, C.& Kalton, G. (1971) Survey Methods in Social Investigation

Newell, R. (1993) ‘Questionnaires’, in N. Gilbert (Ed.) Researching Social Life.

Sapsford, R (1999) Survey Research

Schuman, H.& Presser, (1981) Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys

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Session 6: Quantitative data analysis

Bryman, A. And Bell, E. (2015) Business Research Methods, Chapters 15 and 16

Easterby-Smith, M. Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P. (2015) Management Research, Chapters 10 and 11

Saunders, M. Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students, (Seventh Edition), Chapter 12

Additional readings

Field, A. (2009) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, (3rd Edition)

Fielding, J. and Gilbert, N. (2000) Understanding Social Statistics.

Rowntree, D. (1991) Statistics Without Tears. (a very basic, but very good, introduction)

 

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Session 7: Ethics in research

Bryman, A. And Bell, E. (2015) Business Research Methods , Chapter 6

Easterby-Smith, M. Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P. (2008) Management Research  Chapter 5

Saunders, M. Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students , (Seventh Edition) Chapter 6

Additional readings

Celnick, A. (2000) ‘Ethics in the field’ in Burton, D. (ed.) Research training for social scientists : a handbook for postgraduate researchers 

Cutliffe, J. and Ramcharan, p. 2002. 'Levelling the playing field? Exploring the merits of the ethics-as-process approach for judging qualitative research proposals' Qualitative health research.  12(7): 1000-1010.

Guillemin M & Gillam L (2004) ‘Ethics, reflexivity and “ethically important moments” in research’ Qualitative inquiry.  10:261-280

Haggerty, K. 2004. 'Ethics creep: governing the social science researcher in the name of ethics' Qualitative research. . 27(4): 391-414. 

Hammersley, M. (1995) The politics of social research , Chapter 6 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hammersley, M. (1997) 'A Reply to Humphries' Sociological research online.  vol. 2, no. 4,

Hammersley, M. 'Against the ethicists: on the evils of ethical regulation' International journal of social research methodology. . 12(3): 211-26. 

Humphries, B . (1997) 'From Critical Thought to Emancipatory Action: Contradictory Research Goals? ', Sociological research online  vol. 2, no. 1

Kent, G. (2000) ‘Ethical Principles’, in Burton, D. [ed.] Research training for social scientists : a handbook for postgraduate researchers 

May, T. (2001) Social Research: issues, methods and process  Chapter 3

Remenyi, D. Williams, B. Money, A. and Swartz, W. (1998) Doing research in business and management : an introduction to process and method Chapter 13

Social Research Association – Ethical guidelines . https://web.archive.org/web/20060111180921/http://www.the-sra.org.uk/documents/pdfs/ethics03.pdf

Wiles, R. 2013. What are qualitative research ethics?   

 

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Sessions 8 and 9: Interviews, qualitative data collection and analysis

Bryman, A. And Bell, E. (2015) Business Research Methods , (4th Edition), Chapters 17,18, 20, 21 and 22

Easterby-Smith, M. Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P. (2015) Management Research , Chapters 6 and 8

Saunders, M. Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (Eds.) (2015) Research Methods for Business Students , (Seventh Edition) Chapter 10 and 13

Additional readings

Brenner, M, Brown, J & Canter, D (eds.) (1985) The Research interview : uses and approaches

Mason, J. (2002) Qualitative Researching .

Blaikie, N. (2000) Designing Social Research Chapter 6

Finch, J. (1993) ‘It’s great to have someone to talk to: ethics and politics of interviewing women’, in M. Hammersley (Ed.) Social research : philosophy, politics and practice.

Fontana, A. and Frey, J. (1994) ‘Interviewing’, in Denzin, N. (ed.) Handbook of qualitative research .

Gorden, R.L. (1980) Interviewing : strategy, techniques, and tactics

Hakim, C. (2000) Research Design  Chapters 3 and 5.

Mason, J. (2002) Qualitative Researching .

May, T. (2001) Social Research: issues, methods and process  Chapter 6

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Session 10: Comparative research

Ragin, C. (1989) The comparative method : moving beyond qualitative and quantative strategies ISBN: 0520066189 (pbk); 0520058348 Chapters 1-3

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Session 11: Case studies

Bryman, A. And Bell, E. (2015) Business Research Methods , Chaps 26 and 27

Easterby-Smith, M. Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P. (2015) Management Research , Chapter 4

Yin, R. (2009) Case Study Research: Design and Method , (Fourth Edition) Chapters 1 and 2.

Additional readings

Hammersley. M. Gomm, R. and Foster, P. (2000) ‘Case Study and Theory’ in Gomm, R. Hammersley, M and Foster, P [Eds.] Case study method : key issues, key texts ,

Hakim, C. (2000) Research Design  Chapters 3 and 5

Mason, J. (2002) Qualitative Researching .

May, T. (2001) Social Research: issues, methods and process . Chapter 6

Mitchell, J.C. (1983) 'Case and situation analysis', The sociological review. , 31, 2: 187-211. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Sake, R. (2005) ‘Qualitative Case Studies’ in Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y. [Eds.] Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research  (Third Edition)

Travers, M. (2001) Qualitative research through case studies , Chapter 6

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Session 12: Participant Observation and Ethnography

Calvey (2008), ‘The art and politics of covert research: Doing situated ethics in the field’. Sociology., 42 (5) 905 – 918

Carmel (2011), ‘Social access in the workplace: are ethnographers gossips’ Work, employment and society. 25 (3), 551 - 560 

Bryman, A. and E. Bell (2015) Business Research MethodsChapter 12.

Easterby Smith, M. Thorpe, R., Jackson, P. Management Research Chapter 7

Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2010) Research methods for Managers (Fourth Edition)Chapter 7

Saunders, M. et al. (2015) Research Methods for Business Students (Seventh Edition), Chapter 9

Additional readings

Burgess, R. (1984) In the Field: an introduction to field research.

Cunliffe, A.L. 2010. 'Retelling Tales of the Field: In Search of Organizational Ethnography 20 Years On' Organizational research methods 13(2): pp. 224-239.

Cunliffe, A. L. and Kurananyake, G. 2013. 'Working Within Hyphen-Spaces in Ethnographic Research: Implications for Research Identities and Practice' Organizational research methods 16(3): 364-392.

Fetterman, D. (1998) Ethnography: Step by Step. (Second edition).

Fielding, N. (1993) ‘Ethnography’ in N. Gilbert (ed) Researching Social Life.

Grills, S. (1998) Doing ethnographic research : fieldwork settings.

Gold (1958) ‘Roles in sociological field observations’, Social Forces., 36, 3: 217-223.

Hobbs, D. and May, T. (1993) Interpreting the field : accounts of ethnography.

Hammersley, M. (1998) Reading Ethnographic Research. Second Edition.

Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P.(eds) (1985) Ethnography: Principles in Practice

Norris, C. (1993) ‘Some ethical considerations on field-work with the police’, in Hobbs, D. and May, T. (1993) Interpreting the field : accounts of ethnography. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Punch, M. (1979) Policing the Inner City.

Punch, M. (1993) ‘Observation and the police’, in M. Hammersley (Ed.) Social research : philosophy, politics and practice.

Robson, C. (2002) Real World Research.

Spicker, P. 2011. 'Ethical covert research' Sociology. 45(1): 118-133.

Van Maanen, J. (1988) Tales of the field : on writing ethnography.

Zickar, M.J. and Carter, N.T. 2010. Reconnecting With the Spirit of Workplace Ethnography: A Historical Review.Organizational research methods 13(2): 304-319. 

 

 

 

This list was last updated on 23/09/2018