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SOEE5010M
Module Reading List

Research Methods, 2019/20, Semester 1
Milena Buchs
m.m.buchs@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Module SOEE5010: Reading list

This reading list is composed of required readings and additional readings. Required readings are compulsory to read by the students (preferably before each of the lectures). In the additional readings, students will find complementary material for those further interested to know more (but are not compulsory). The required and additional readings per lecture are indicated below.

Lecture 1: Introduction 

Required readings

Esterberg, K.G. 2002. Qualitative methods in social research. McGrawHill (Chapter 1: What is social research? Some Practical and Theoretical concerns, pp 1 – 23) Available as an online course reading in Minerva

Additional readings

Babbie, E. 2005. The basics of Social Research. Wadsworth (Part One: An Introduction to Inquiry, pp 1- 59).

Crotty, M.J. 1998. The foundations of social research : meaning and perspective in the research process. London. Sage Publications.

Tress, G. et al. 2004. Clarifying integrative research concepts in landscape ecology. Landscape ecology.. 20, 479–49

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Lecture 2: The research process 

Required readings

O'Leary, Z. 2005. Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry. SAGE publications (Part 2: chapter 3: Preparing to research real-worldproblems, pp. 39 - 55) Available as an online course reading in Minerva

Ridley, D. 2008. The literature review: a step by step guide for students. SAGE publications. (Chapter 6: Structuring the literature review, pp. 80-95 and Chapter 8: Being Critical, pp 117-130) Available as an online course reading in Minerva

Additional readings

O'Leary, Z. 2005. Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry. SAGE publications (Parts 1(Orientation to researching real-world problems), 2(Laying foundations) and 3(Researching Problems), pp. 1-207).

Martin-Ortega et al. 2015. A transdisciplinary approach to the economic analysis of the European Water Framework Directive. Ecological economics..116, 34-45.

Ridley, D. 2008. The literature review: a step by step guide for students. SAGE publications (all chapters).

Hangen-Zanker J., and Mallet, R. 2013. How to do a rigorous, evidence-focused literature review in international development. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) working paper September 2013. http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8572.pdf

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Lecture 3: Introduction to quantitative research methods 

Required readings

Garner, R. 2010. The joy of stats. University of Toronto Press (chapter 1: Basic Concepts, Parts I and II: pp 29 - 54) Available as an online course reading in Minerva

Pallant J., 2013. SPSS Survival Manual. 5th Edition. Open University Press (chapter 10: Chosing the right statistics).

Additional readings

Babbie, E. 2005. The basics of Social Research. Wadsworth (Part Three: Chapter 5: Conceptualization, operationalization and measurement, pp 120-153)

Garner 2010. The joy of stats. University of Toronto Press (chapter 2, describing distributions, Parts I, II and III, pp 55-80) .

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Lectures 4 and 5: Survey research & Designing your own questionnaire

Required readings

Babbie, E. 2005. The basics of Social Research. Wadsworth (Part II: Chapter 7: the logic of sampling, pp 183- 224 and Part III: Chapter 9: Survey Research, pp 250 – 292) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) .

Pielke et al. 2007. Lifting the taboo on adaptation. Nature., 445: 597-598.

IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 7-22. Section D. Current knowledge about responding to climate change, pages 19-20. https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-spm.pdf

Porter et al. (2014). What do we know about UK household adaptation to climate change? A systematic review. Climatic Change., 127: 371-379

Additional readings

Wright, K.B. (2005). Researching Internet-Based Populations: Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Survey Research, Online Questionnaire Authoring Software Packages, and Web Survey Services. Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1083-6101, Volume 10, Issue 3, 1 April 2005. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2005.tb00259.x

Pallant J., 2013. SPSS Survival Manual. 5th Edition. Open University Press (chapter 1: Getting started).

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Computer based Quantitative Workshops 1, 2, 3 and 4 

Additional readings

Pallant J., 2013. SPSS Survival Manual. 5th Edition. Open University Press.Field A. 2013. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics : and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll. 4th Edition. Sage Publications Ltd.

Dytham C. 2011. Choosing and Using Statistics A Biologists Guide. 3rd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

Fowler J. et al. 1998. Practical Statistics for Field Biology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Garner, R. 2010. The joy of stats. University of Toronto Press.

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Lecture 6: Introduction to qualitative methods 

Required readings

Mason, Jennifer (2002: second edition) Qualitative researching ISBN: 0761974288 (pbk); 076197427x (hbk), Sage (chapter 9: Making Convincing Arguments with Qualitative Data) (Laidlaw/Edward Boyle Sociology A-2 MAS) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

Silvermann, D. 1985. Qualitative methodology and sociology: describing the social world, New York: Gower, Chapter 2 (Society and individual: structures and meanings) 29-50. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social Research Methods, Oxford University Press (Chapter 17 The Nature of Qualitative Research) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

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Lecture 7 and Qualitative Workshop 1: Qualitative data collection techniques 

Required readings

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social research methods, Oxford University Press (Chapters: 20 Interviewing, 21 Focus Groups, 23 Documents, 19 Ethnography and participant observation) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

Rapley, T. 2004, Interviews, in: Seale, C., Qualitative Research Practice, London: Sage (chapter 1) (pdf in course folder & several copies in library)

Interviewing:

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social research methods, Oxford University Press (Chapter 20 Interviewing) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY)

Kvale, S, Interview variations. (2007). In Kvale, S. Doing interviews (pp. 68-77). London: SAGE Publications, Ltd doi: 10.4135/9781849208963 (Leeds Uni library online)

Dunn, K. 2005 Interviewing. In Hay. I, (ed.) Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (2nd edition), Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 79-105.

Nielsen JØ and D’haen SAL 2014. Asking about climate change: Reflections on methodology in qualitative climate change research published in Global Environmental Change since 2000. Global environmental change: human and policy dimensions. 24: 402–409.

Focus Groups:

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social research methods, Oxford University Press (Chapter 21 Focus Groups) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY)

Burgess J, Limb M, Harrison C M, 1988. Exploring environmental values through the medium of small groups: 1. Theory and practice. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. 20(3) 309 – 326

Burgess J, Limb M, Harrison C M, 1988. Exploring environmental values through the medium of small groups: 2. Illustrations of a group at work. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. 20(4) 457 – 476.

Participant Observation:

Laurier, E. 2010. Participant observation. In Clifford, N., French, S., and Valentine G. (eds.) Key Methods in Geography, London: Sage, 116-130.

Visual methodologies :

Rose, G. 2012. Visual methodologies : an introduction to researching with visual materials. London: SAGE, Chapter 2, 19-40.

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Lecture 8 and Qualitative workshop 2: Qualitative data analysis 

Required readings

Willig, C., 2014. Interpretation and Analysis, in: Flick, U. (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. Sage, London.  Ebook in library

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social research methods, Oxford University Press (Chapters: 24 Qualitative Data Analysis, 29 Writing up qualitative research) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017)

Rose, G. 2012. Visual methodologies : an introduction to researching with visual materials. London: SAGE, Chapter 8 Discourse analysis, 189-226 .

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Lecture 9: Mixed-methods and ethics (week 9)

Tashakkori, A and Teddlie C, 2003, Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research ISBN: 0761920730, London: Sage, chapters 1 and 6. (Health Sciences W 20.5 TAS) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social research methods, Oxford University Press (Chapters 26 and 27 on mixed methods research) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

Bryman, Alan (2012, 4th edition) Social research methods, Oxford University Press (Chapter 6 Ethics and politics in social research) (Laidlaw Sociology A-2 BRY) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 19/10/2017) 

Additional reading

Israel, M. 2015. Research ethics and integrity for social scientists : beyond regulatory compliance ISBN: 1446207498; 9781446207499; 144620748X (Cloth); 9781446207482 (Cloth); 1473909155 (electronic bk.); 9781473909151 (electronic bk.). 2nd ed. Sage (chapters 5-10 are of particular interest for research practice). (ebook)

 

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Readings for the assignment

Core readings (compulsory)

Please note that we will be discussing the content of the core readings in class, during Lecture 4 (Designing a Questionnaire). Please, make sure that you have read the three core readings before that class.

1. Pielke et al. 2007. Lifting the taboo on adaptation. Nature., 445: 597-598.

2. IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 7-22. Section D. Current knowledge about responding to climate change, pages 19-20. https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-spm.pdf

3. Porter et al. (2014). What do we know about UK household adaptation to climate change? A systematic review. Climatic Change., 127: 371-379

Additional readings

IPCC, 2014: Summary for policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-32. https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ar5_wgII_spm_en.pdf

Bichard, E. and Kazmierczak, A. 2012. Are homeowners willing to adapt to and mitigate the effects of cimate change? Climatic Change. 112: 633-654.

Grothmann, T. and Patt, A. 2005. Adapative capacity and human cognition: the process of individual adaptation to climate changeGlobal environmental change : human and policy dimensions., 15(3), 199-213

Harvatt, J. et al. 2015. Understanding householder responses to natural hazards: flooding and see-level rise comparisonsJournal of risk research., 14:1, 63-83.

Taylor, A.L., et al. 2014. Public perception of climate risk and adaptation in the UK: a review of the literature. Climatic Risk Management, 4-5: 1-16 - http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/Documents/research/sri/workingpapers/SRIPs-63.pdf.

Ford, J.D. et al. 2011. A systematic review of observed climate change adaptation in developed nations. A letterClimatic Change. 106: 327-336

Whitmarsh, L. (2008). Are flood victims more concerned about climate change than other people? The role of direct experience in risk perception and behavioural response. Journal of Risk Research, 11(3), 351-374. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13669870701552235

This list was last updated on 09/09/2019