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PIED2721
Module Reading List

Approaches to Analysis, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Yoshiharu Kobayashi
Y.Kobayashi@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

You must complete reading and do preparatory work in advance of every workshop. Each week you must read at least one piece of the key readings relating to the workshop topic. (Refer to the module handbook for details). You must also read literature relating to your own research topic in order to develop your research proposal and participate in the discussion in class. You are also encouraged to read the suggested background reading in advance of the lectures to give you an introduction to the research being presented.

As you start work on your own research proposals you should consult the extended reading list. In particular, relating to the lecture in week 1 there are the key introductory texts to research design and research methods, literature review and positivism/interpretivism. Under each of the lecture weeks there are also further readings for you to delve into relating to each of the methods as you develop your proposals.

WEEK 1: Research Design and Literature Review 

 

Suggested background reading for lecture

Anderson, E.-L. (2015) Gender, HIV and Risk: Navigating structural violence, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke - chapter 3

Workshop: Introduction

In this workshop we will take time to introduce ourselves and our research interests. We will discuss how to narrow down a topic and develop research questions for the research proposals.

In preparation for the first week of the module you may wish to start looking at some of the key introductory texts to research design and research methods, literature review and positivism/interpretivism. It would be useful to start thinking about what topic you would be interested in developing for your research proposal. 

Key readings on research design and research methods

This is a list of key introductory texts to research design and research methods. You should return to these over the course of the module - they will be particularly useful as you develop your research proposals.

Burnham, P. (et al) (2008,2004) Research Methods in Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave. 

Desai, V and Potter R. (2006) Doing Development Research , London: Sage. - a useful book for studying the use of methods in researching development issues

Hammond, M. and Wellington, J. (2013)  Research Methods : The key concepts , London: Routledge 

Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. Theory and Methods in Political Science, London: Palgrave, 2010 - Please note, alternative editions of this book (1995, 2002 and 2017) are also available in the library.

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010) Research Methods: A practical guide for the social sciences , Harlow: Pearson.

May, T. (2011) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process , Maidenhead: Open University Press. 

Schratz, M. and Walker, R. (1995) Research as Social Change: New Opportunities for Qualitative ResearchLondon and New York: Routledge - critical approaches to qualitative methods. 

Spray, S. and Roselle, L. (2012) Research and Writing in International Relations Longman - useful in providing applied examples in IR.

Key readings on Literature review

This is a list of key introductory texts to literature review that will be particularly useful as you develop your literature review.

Barrientos, S. (2007) 'Interrogating information through a literature study'. Chapter 5 in Thomas, A., and G. Mohan (eds.) (2007) Research skills for policy and development : how to find out fast London: Sage Publications pp. 113-134. EBook available

Becker, H.S. (1986). Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Chapter 8 EBook available discusses good uses of literature and examines how literature both helps us to develop and limits our thinking. 

Locke, L.F., Waneen, W.Y. & Silverman, S.J. (2007). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals (5th ed.). Newbury Park: Sage Publications. Discusses literature reviews in the context of proposals, but the suggestions given apply to literature reviews written as part of articles or dissertations. 

Meth, Paula and G. Williams (2006) 'Literature Reviews and Bibliographic Searches. In V. Desai and D. Potter (eds.) Doing development research London: Sage Publications

Spray, S. and Roselle, L. (2012) Research and writing in international relations ISBN: 9780321277664; 032127766X. Longman. Chapter 2

Further readings on Positivism and Interpretivism  

Delanty, G. (1997) ‘Postivism, Science and the Politics of Knowledge’ in Delanty, G. (1997) Social science : beyond constructivism and realism , Buckingham: Open University Press, pp. 11-38  

Halperin, S. and Heath, O. (2012) ‘Forms of Knowledge: Laws, Explanation, and Interpretation in the Study of the Social World’ in Halperin, S. and Heath, O. (2012) Political research : methods and practical skills , Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 25-50 

Hay, C. ‘What’s Scientific about Political Science? ’ in C. Hay Political analysis (London: Palgrave 2002)

Marsh, D. and Furlong, P. (2010) 'A Skin Not a Sweater: Ontology and Epistemology in Political Science', David Marsh and Gerry Stoker, Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 2010), chapter nine 

Kavanagh, D. Political science and political behaviour , (London: Unwin, 2003) especially Chapters 1 and 10 (Key chapter available in high demand)

King, G., Keohane, R. and Verba, S. Designing Social inquiry , (Princetown: Princetown University Press, 1994)

Savigny H. and Marsden, l. (2011) ‘Themes and Issues in Political Science and International Relations’, in Savigny H. and Marsden, l. (2011) Doing political science and international relations : theories in action , Basingstoke: MacMillan, pp. 21-42  

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010) Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences , Chapter C8

Moses, J. and Knutsen, T. (2007) ‘A Constructivist Philosophy of Science’ in Moses, J. and Knutsen, T. (2007) Ways of knowing : competing methodologies and methods in social and political research , Basingstoke Palgrave

Parsons, C. (2010) ‘Constructivism and Interpretivist Theory’, in Marsh, D and Stoker, G. (2010) Theory and Methods in Political Science, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp.80-98

 

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WEEK 2: Documentary Analysis 

Suggested reading for lecture:

Considine, L (2015) ‘“Back to the Rough Ground!” A Grammatical Approach to Trust and International Relations’, Millennium. 44(1): 109-127

Further readings on documentary analysis

Bowen, G.A., (2009) Document analysis as a qualitative research method. Qualitative research. ISSN: 1468-79419(2), pp.27-40.

Burnham, P. (et al) Research methods in politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008, 2004) - Chapter 7 on documentary analysis

Der Derian, J. (2003) ‘Decoding the National Security Strategy of the United States of America’,Boundary 2  (30)3: pp. 19-27 – a short example of a reading of one primary document, in this case US President GW Bush’s 2002 NSS.

Duncanson, C. and Eschle, C. (2008) ‘Gender and the Nuclear Weapons State: A Feminist Critique of the UK Government's White Paper on Trident,’ New political science.  30(4): 545-563 – another example of a reading of a single government document, this time with a feminist perspective.

Jupp, V. and Norris, C. (1993) Traditions in documentary analysis' in Hammersley, M. ed., Social research : philosophy, politics and practice ISBN: 0803988052 (pbk); 0803988044. Sage, pp.37-51

Fitzgerald, T., 2012. Documents and documentary analysis. Research methods in educational leadership and management, pp.296-308.

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010) Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences , Harlow: Pearson - chapter 8 

McCulloch, G., 2004. Documentary research in education, history, and the social sciences ISBN: 0415272874 (paperback : alk. paper); 0415272866. Routledge.

Rapley, T., 2008. Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis ISBN: 9780761949756 (v. 3 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949749 (set : pbk.) : £125.00; 0761949747 (set : pbk.) : £125.00; 9780761949763 (v. 1 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949770 (v. 2 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949787 (v. 4 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949794 (v. 5 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949800 (v. 6 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949817 (v. 7 : pbk.) : No price; 9780761949824 (v. 8 : pbk.) : No price. Sage. - chaper 9

Some further reading on historiography

Bin Wong, R. (2011) ‘Causation’ in Ulinka Rublack ed. A concise companion to history  (Oxford: Oxford University Press) – A discussion of changes in thinking about causation in history 

Jenkins K (1991) Re-thinking History (London and New York: Routledge) Chapter 1, ‘What history is’.An engaging introduction to some debates on history and historiography

Key readings for the workshop: Literature Review

Barrientos, S. (2007) ‘Interrogating information through a literature study’ in Thomas, A., and G. Mohan (eds.) (2007) Research skills for policy and development: How to find out fast, London: Sage Publications pp. 113-134 (chapter 5).

Meth, P. and Williams, G. (2006) ‘Literature Reviews and Bibliographic Searches’ in Desai, V. and Potter, D. (eds.) Doing development research, London: Sage Publications   

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WEEK 3: Discourse Analysis 

Suggested reading for lecture: 

Lene Hansen (2006), Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War, Routledge.

Or

Fermor, B and Holland, J (2017) 'Trump’s rhetoric at 100 days: contradictions within effective emotional narratives', Critical studies on security ISSN: 2162-4887; 2162-4909, 5(2), 182-186.

 

Suggested readings on discourse analysis: 

Blackledge, A. (2006) ‘The Racialization of Language in British Political Discourse’, Critical discourse studies , 3 (1), 61-79

Der Derian & Shapiro (1989) International/intertextual relations : postmodern readings of world politics ISBN: 0669189553 (pbk ; alk. paper); 0669189561

Dumire, P.L. (2012) Political Discourse Analysis: Exploring the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language, Language and linguistics compass  6, 11, 735-751 v

Edwards, G.O. (2012) ‘A Comparative Discourse Analysis of the Construction of ‘in-groups’ in the 2005 and 2010 manifestos of the British National Party’, Discourse & society. , May, 23, 245-259

Fairclough, N. New Labour, new language? (London: Routledge, 2000), interesting examination of New Labour’s use of discourse

Fenton-Smith, B. (2008) Discourse Structure and Political Perfomance in Adversarial Parliamentary Questioning, Journal of language and politics. 7(1): 97-118

Fermor, B and Holland, J (2017) 'Trump’s rhetoric at 100 days: contradictions within effective emotional narratives', Critical studies on security ISSN: 2162-4887; 2162-4909, 5(2), 182-186.

Fermor, B (2016) 'Shifting Binaries', in M Bentley and J Holland, The Obama Doctrine : a legacy of continuity in US foreign policy? ISBN: 9781138831223 (hardback); 1138831220 (hardback); 9781315731346 (ebook), Routledge

Graham, P., Keenan, T. and Dowd, A. (2004) 'A Call to Arms at the end of History: A Discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush' declaration of War on Terrorism', Discourse & society. 15 (2); 199-221

Hansen, L. (2006), Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War, Routledge.Holland, J. (2013) Selling the War on Terror : foreign policy discourses after 9/11, Routledge   

Holland, J. (2014) ‘We (For)got Him: bin Laden’s Death and Narrative Forgetting’, with Lee Jarvis, Millennium., 42:1 pp.425-447

Holland, J. (2013) Foreign Policy and Political Possibility, European journal of international relations.19(1): 48-67  

Holland, J. (2012) Blair’s ‘War on Terror’: Selling Intervention to Middle England, British journal of politics & international relations.14(1):74-95  

Holland, J. (2009) ‘From September 11th 2001 to 9-11: From Void to Crisis’, International Political Sociology, 3:3 pp.275-29

Holland, J. and Gillard, L. (2014) ‘Leadership and the Media: The Gendered Framing of the Sexism and Misogyny Speech’, with Katharine Wright, Australian journal of political science., 49(3): 455-468  

Horner, K. and Weber, J. (2011) 'Not Playing the Game: Shifting Patterns in the discourse of Migration', Journal of language and politics. ., 10, 2, 139-159

Howarth, D. ‘Discourse Theory’, Theory and methods in political science , (London: MacMillan, 1995), First Edition)   

Howarth, D. ‘Discourse Theory and Political Analysis’ in Scarborough and Tanenbaum, eds (1998), Research strategies in the social sciences : a guide to new approaches , Chapter 12. pp 268-294   

Howarth, David, Norval, Aletta and Yannis Stavrakakis (eds) Discourse theory and political analysis : identities, hegemonies and social change  (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Hunt, A. and Purvis, T. (1993) ‘Discourse, Ideology, Discourse, Ideology, Discourse, Ideology, Discourse, Ideology..’ The British journal of sociology. 44(3): 473-99 

Laclau, E., ‘Discourse’ in Goodin, Robert A., & Philip, Pettit (eds) A companion to contemporary political philosophy , (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995): 431-437.

Laclau, E. and Mouffe, C. (1997), ‘Post-Marxism without Apologies’, New left review. 166, pp.79-106

McAnulla, S. (1997) 'Fade To Grey? Symbolic Politics in the Post Thatcher Era’ in J. Stayner and G Stoker (eds) Contemporary political studies. PSA, , uses concepts from discourse approaches to analyse the Major Government Ponton, D. (2010) 'The Female Political Leader: A Study of gender-identity in the case of Margaret Thatcher', Journal of language and politics. ., 9, 2, 195-218

Townshend, J. (2003) Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: A New Paradigm from the Essex School? British journal of politics & international relations. 15(1):129-142, a good book review which both explains and critiques recent work (available electronically)

Townshend, J.(2004) ‘Laclau’s and Mouffe’s Hegemonic Project: The Story so Far’, Political studies , 52, pp. 269-288

Key readings for the workshop: Documentary Analysis

Short introduction to the primary documents on Gorbachev’s nuclear arms control proposal from the National Security Archive, available at:

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB563-Gorbachev-nuclear-abolition-1986-and-Reykjavik-summit/

This will provide a general introduction to the topic and to the texts for the workshop.

Shaw, S., Elston, J. and Abbott, S. (2004) Comparative analysis of health policy implementation, Policy studies. ISSN: 0144-2872, 25:4, 259-266

Thies C (2002) ‘A Pragmatic Guide to Qualitative Historical Analysis in the Study of International Relations’ International studies perspectives.  3, 351-372.

 

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WEEK 4: Interviews 

Suggested reading for lecture: 

Anderson, Emma-Louise and Amy Patterson (2016) Dependent agency in the global health regime : local African responses to donor aids efforts Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke – Chapter 1 (Particulary the section on ‘African Agency’)

 

Suggested readings on qualitative approach and interviews: 

Anderson, E.L. and Patterson A. (2017) ‘Instrumentalizing AIDS Empowerment Discourses in Malawi and Zambia: An Actor-Oriented View of Donor Politics’, International affairs. , 93(5): 1185-1204

Halperin, S. and O. Heath (2012) Political research : methods and practical skills , Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter eleven

A. Vromnen (2010) 'Rediscovering Qualitative Methods', David Marsh and Gerry Stoker, Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave)

B. Matthews and L. Ross (2010) Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences , (London: Longman) see especially Ch. B4 'Choosing Methods; Ch. C4 'Semi-Structured Interviews';

F. Devine (2002) ‘Qualitative Methods’ David Marsh and Gerry Stoker, Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave), Chapter 7

R. Pierce (2008) Research methods in politics : a practical guide  (London: Sage), see Part Two

P. Burnham et al (2004) ‘Elite Interviewing’ in P. Burnham (et al) Research methods in politics  (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

P. Burnham et al (2004) ‘Participant Observation and the Analysis of Communications’ in P. Burnham et al Research methods in politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

R.B.Burns, Introduction to research methods , Ch.24 (London: Sage, 2000 4th Edn.)

M..Stroh, Qualitative Interviewing, in Burton, D. (ed) Research training for social scientists : a handbook for postgraduate researchers (London: Sage, 2000)

Seale, C. (2012) Researching society and culture , London, SAGE, chapter 14

May, T. (2011) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process , Maidenhead: Open University Press, chapter 6

David, M., & Sutton, C. D. (2010). Social research : an introduction  (2nd ed.). London: SAGE, chapter 6

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010) Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences  Harlow: Pearson, chapter C4

Walter, M. (2010) Social research methods  (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 10

R.K. Schutt, Investigating the social world : the process and practice of research , (California: Sage, 2006, 5th Edn.)

J. Mason, Qualitative researching , (London: Sage, 2002, 2nd Edn.)

R.A. Jones, Research methods in the social and behavioral sciences  (Sundeland: Sinauer Associates, 1996, 2nd Edn.)

Rubin, H. and Gubrium, The active interview  (London: Sage, 1995)

S. Kvale, Interviews : an introduction to qualitative research interviewing  (London: Sage1996)

A. Bryman, Social research methods  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

A. Bryman, Quantity and quality in social research  (London: Unwin Hyman, 1988)

J. Manheim and R. Rich, Empirical political analysis : research methods in political science  (New York: Longman, 2001, 5th edn.)

David Collier and James Mahoney (1996) ‘Insights and Pitfalls: Selection Bias in Qualitative Research’, World politics. , 49 (1)

Fylan, F. (2005) ‘Semi-Structured Interviewing.’ In: Miles, J. and Gilbert, P. (eds.) A handbook of research methods for clinical and health psychology . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lilleker, D.G. (2003) Interviewing the Political Elite: A Potential Minefield. Politics. 3: 207-214.  Morris, Z.S. (2009) The Truth about Interviewing Elites. Politics. . 29(3): 209-217.

Richards, D. (1999) Elite Interviewing: Approaches and Pitfalls. Politics. 16(3): 199-204.

Heathershaw, John (2009) Rethinking the International Diffusion of Coloured Revolutions: The Poser of representation in Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Commuist Studies and Transition Politics 25(2): 293-323.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13523270902860956?needAccess=true

 

Key readings for the workshop: Discourse Analysis 

Howarth, D. ‘Discourse Theory and Political Analysis’ in Scarborough and Tanenbaum, eds (1998), Research strategies in the social sciences : a guide to new approaches, Ch. 12. Pp 268-294

Howarth, D.‘Discourse Theory’, Theory and methods in political science, (London: MacMillan, 1995), First Edition)

 

 

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WEEK 5: Quantitative Analysis and Survey Methods

Suggested reading for lecture:

Kobayashi, Yoshiharu, and Jee-Kwang Park (2017) ‘Re-evaluating the Utility of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Lessons from the Recent Ukrainian Crisis’ (Draft Paper) on VLE

 

Suggested readings on statistical analysis and survey methods 

Burnham, P. (et al) Research Methods in Politics  (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008) Chapter ‘Surveys and Opinion Polls’ 

Bryman, A. (2012), Social Research Methods, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 10

Aleman, J. & D. Woods (2015), Value Orientations From the World Value Survey. How Comparable are They Cross-Nationally? Comparative political studies. , 49(8), 1039-1067. 

Kellstedt, Paul & Guy Whitten (2013) The fundamentals of political science research ISBN: 9781107621664 (pbk.).Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Mitchell, Sara & John Vasquez (2013) Conflict, war, and peace : an introduction to scientific research ISBN: 9781452244495 £52.00 (pbk.); 9781483301365 (ebook) : No price. CQ Press.

Balnaves, M. (2001), Introduction to quantitative research methods: an investigative approach. London: SAGE. 

Bradburn, N.M. (2004), Asking Questions: the definitive guide to questionnaire design, for market research, political polls, and social and health questionnaires. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Brady, H.E. (2000), Contributions of Survey Research to Political Science, PS : political science and politics. ISSN: 1049-0965, 33(1), 47-57. 

Burnham, P. (et al) (2008), Research Methods in Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave, chapter ‘Surveys and Opinion Polls’

Doyle, M.W. & N. Sambanis (2000), International Peacebuilding: A Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis, The American political science review. , 94(4), 779-801. 

Elbahnasawy, N.G. & Revier, C.F. (2012), The Determinants of Corruption: Cross-Country-Panel-Data Analysis. Developing Economies , 50(4), 311-333. 

Gorard, S. (2003), Quantitative Methods in Social Science. New York, London: Continuum. 

Lopatta, L (2016), Do microfinance institutions fulfil their promise? Evidence from cross-country data. Applied economics. , 48(18), 1655. 

Marchant-Shapiro, T. (2015), Statistics for political analysis : understanding the numbers. London: SAGE, chapter 1 and chapter 2 

Punch, K. (2003), Survey research: the basics. London: SAGE. 

Singh, K. (2007), Quantitative Social Research Methods, London: SAGE. 

Tessler, M.A. (2011), Public opinion in the Middle East: survey research and the political orientations of ordinary citizens. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Knack, S (2004.) Does Foreign Aid Promote Democracy?” International studies quarterly. ISSN: 0020-8833. 48(1):251-266.

Alesina A. & Dollar D (2000) Who Gives Foreign Aid to Whom and Why? Journal of economic growth. ISSN: 1381-4338. 5:33-63.

Johnson J. & Leeds B.A. (2011) Defense Pacts: A Prescription for Peace? Foreign policy analysis. ISSN: 1743-8586 7(1):45–65.

 

Key readings for the workshop: Interviews

King, N. and Horrocks, C. (2010) Interviews in qualitative research ISBN: 9781412912570 (pbk.) : £19.99; 9781412912563 (hbk.) : £60.00; 1412912563 (hbk.) : £60.00; 1412912571 (pbk.) : £19.99, Sage: London

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010) Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences, (London: Longman) see especially Ch. B4 'Choosing Methods; Ch. C4 'Semi-Structured Interviews'

Pierce, R. (2008) Research methods in politics : a practical guide (London: Sage), see Part Two

Pole, C. and R. Lampard (2002) Practical social investigation : qualitative and quantitative methods in social research ISBN: 0136168485. Chapter 6 'Interviewing: listening and talking' pp. 89-125 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 

 

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WEEK 6: Experimental Methods

 

Suggested reading for lecture: 

Heinrich, Tobias, and Yoshiharu Kobayashi (Forthcoming) How do People Evaluate Foreign Aid to ‘Nasty’ Regimes? British journal of political science. ISSN: 0007-1234  

 

 

Suggested readings on experimental methods: 

Vivian Lowndes, David Marsh, and Gerry Stoker, Theory and Methods in Political Science,. Chapter ‘The Experimental Method’ 

John, Peter, and Brannan, Tessa (2008) How Different Are Telephoning and Canvassing? Results from a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Field Experiment in the British 2005 General Election. British journal of political science. ISSN: 0007-1234,38(3): 565-574.

Wantchekon, Lonard (2003) Clientelism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin. World politics. ISSN: 0043-8871, 55(3): 399-422.

Gerber, Alan and Green, Donald (2000) The Effects of Canvassing, Telephone Calls, and Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment. The American political science review. ISSN: 0003-0554, 94(3): 653-663.

Hyde, Susan D (2015) Experiments in international relations: Lab, survey, and field. Annual review of political science. ISSN: 1094-2939, 18:403–424 

Morton, Rebecca, and Kenneth C Williams (2010) Experimental political science and the study of causality : from nature to the lab ISBN: 9780511774201 (e-book). Cambridge University Press. Chapter 2.

Tingley, Dustin (2014) Survey research in international political economy: motivations, designs, methods. International Interactions ISSN: 0305-0629, 40(3): 443–451

Hainmueller, Jens and Daniel J Hopkins (2014) The hidden american immigration consensus: A conjoint analysis of attitudes toward immigrants. American journal of political science. ISSN: 0092-5853

Baker, Andy (2015) Race, paternalism, and foreign aid: Evidence from us public opinion. The American political science review. ISSN: 0003-0554, 109(1): 93–109

Dietrich, Simone, and Matthew S Winters (2015) Foreign aid and government legitimacy. Journal of experimental political science ISSN: 2052-26302(2): 164-171

Wallace, Geoffrey PR. (2013) International law and public attitudes toward torture: An experimental study. International organization. ISSN: 0020-8183, 67(1):105–140

Chaudoin, Stephen (2014) Promises or policies? an experimental analysis of international agreements and audience reactions. International organization. ISSN: 0020-8183, 68(1):235–256 

Findley, Michael G, Daniel L Nielson, and JC Sharman (2015) Causes of noncompliance with international law: A field experiment on anonymous incorporation. American journal of political science. ISSN: 0092-5853, 59(1): 146–161

Hyde, Susan (2010) Experimenting in democracy promotion: international observers and the 2004 presidential elections in indonesia. Perspectives on politics. ISSN: 1537-5927, 8(2):511–527

Bush, Sarah Sunn and Amaney A Jamal (2015) Anti-americanism, authoritarian politics, and attitudes about women’s representation: Evidence from a survey experiment in Jordan. International studies quarterly. ISSN: 0020-8833 59(1):34–45

Tingley, Dustin, and Michael Tomz (2014) Conditional cooperation and climate change. Comparative political studies. ISSN: 0010-4140 47(3):344-368

Heinrich, Tobias, Yoshiharu Kobayashi, and Timothy Peterson (2017) Sanction Consequences and Citizen Support: A Survey Experiment. International studies quarterly. ISSN: 0020-8833. 61(1): 98-106.

Bechtel, Michael M, and Kenneth F Scheve. (2013) Mass support for global climate agreements depends on institutional design. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. ISSN: 0027-8424, 110(34):13763– 13768.

Bausch, Andrew W, Joao R Faria, and Thomas Zeitzoff (2013) Warnings, terrorist threats and resilience: A laboratory experiment. Conflict management and peace science ISSN: 0738-8942, 30(5): 433–451

Huddy, Leonie, Stanley Feldman, Charles Taber, and Gallya Lahav (2005) Threat, anxiety, and support of antiterrorism policies. American journal of political science. ISSN: 0092-5853, 49(3): 593–608

Key readings for the workshop: Survey methods

May, Tim, Social Research: Issues, Methods, and Process (4th edition) Open University Press, Chapter 5 'Social Surveys'   

Pierce, Roger. Research methods in politics : a practical guide ISBN: 1412935512 (pbk.) : £19.99; 9781412935500 (hbk.) : £60.00; 1412935504 (hbk.) : £60.00; 9781412935517 (pbk.) : £19.99 (London: Sage, 2008) Chapter 'Questionnaire Surveys’   

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WEEK 7: No Lecture

Students should dedicate that time to their own work on their own research proposals.

Key reading for the workshop (experimental methods): 

Halperin, Sandra, and Oliver Heath, Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills, Chapter 8 ‘Experimental Research’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

 

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WEEK 8:  Visual Methods

Suggested website for lecture:

Bolsover, G. (2019). The Impact of ICTs in Rural China: an interactive website. [url will be distributed at least a week before lecture]

Suggested readings on Visual Methods

Booluck, K. (2017). How can blogging help research make an impact beyond academia? Illustrative examples from the LSE blogs. The LSE Impact Blog. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/09/27/how-can-blogging-help-research-make-an-impact-beyond-academia/

Buckingham, D. (2009). 'Creative 'visual methods in media research: possibilities, problems and proposals. Media, culture & society. ISSN: 0163-4437, 31(4), 633-652.

Markham, A. (2013). Remix Cultures, Remix Methods: Reframing Qualitative Inquiry for Social Media Contexts. In N. Denzin & M. Giardina (Eds.), Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiry (pp. 53–83). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc. Available online at: https://annettemarkham.com/writing/markhamremixmethodchapterreprint.pdf

Rose, G. (2016). Visual methodologies: An introduction to researching with visual materials. London: Sage. Rowe, D. (2017). The university as a 'giant newsroom': the uses of academic knowledge revisited. Culture Unbound, 9(3), 228-239. https://researchdirect.westernsydney.edu.au/islandora/object/uws:46231/datastream/PDF/view

Swain, H. (2013). Research funding emphasis on 'impact' spawns a new industry. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/nov/12/research-excellence-framework-impact-consultants

van den Scott, L. J. K. (2018). Visual Methods in Ethnography. Journal of contemporary ethnography. ISSN: 0891-2416. 47(6) (Special issue on Visual Ethnography), 719 – 728.

 

Key reading for the workshop - Research Proposal Guidance: 

In preparation for this discussion please read the example research proposals in the ‘Assessments’ folder on Minerva.

 

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WEEK 9: Big Data 

Suggested reading for lecture:

Spaiser, V.; Chadefaux, T.; Donnay, K.; Russmann, F.; Helbing, D. (2017) The Communication Power Struggles on Social Media: A Case Study of the 2011-12 Russian Protests. Journal of information technology and politics. ISSN: 1933-1681; 1933-169X

Suggested readings on big data

Ackland, R. (2013), Web Social Science: concepts, data and tools for social scientists in the digital age . London: SAGE. 

Alvarez, M. (2016), Computational social science : discovery and prediction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (currently not available from the library). 

Bensrhir, A. (2013): Big Data for Geo-political Analysis: application on Barack Obama’s remarks and speeches. International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, URL: http://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/aiccsa/2013/9999/00/06616490.pdf 

Boecking, B.; Hall, M. & J. Schneider (2015), Event Prediction with Learning Algorithms: A Study of Events Surrounding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 on the basis of Micro Blog Data, Policy & Internet, 7(2), 159-184. 

Bollier, David (2010): The Promise and Peril of Big Data. The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C. URL: https://www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/10334-ar-promise-peril-of-big-data.pdf

 boyd, d. & Crawford, K. (2012), Critical Questions for Big Data,  Information, communication and society.  15(5): 662-679. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2012.678878

Bright, J. & H. Margetts (2016), Big Data and Public Policy: Can it succeed where e-participation has failed? Policy & Internet, 8(3), 218-224. 

de Zuniga, H.G. & Diehl, T. (2015), Citizenship, Social Media and Big Data. Current and Future Research in Social Science. Social Science Computer Review ,35(1), 3-9. 

Ecker, A. (2017), Estimating Policy Positions Using Social Network Data. Social Science Computer Review , 35(1), 53-67. 

Felt, M. (2016), Social media and the social sciences: How researchers employ Big Data analytics. Big Data & Society, published online first. 

Gade, Emily & Wilkenson, John (2015):  The .GOV Internet Archive: A Big Data Resource for Political Science. Comparative Agendas Conference paper, URL: https://thepoliticalmethodologist.com/2017/03/16/the-gov-internet-archive-a-big-data-resource-for-political-science/

Grimmer, J. (2015), We are all Social Scientists Now: How Big Data, Machine Learning and Causal Inference Work Together.,  PS : political science and politics. , 48 (1), 80-83. URL:https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/we-are-all-social-scientists-now-how-big-data-machine-learning-and-causal-inference-work-together/34F3B787525ED8289185C4CFB775376C

Hilbert, M. (2015), Big Data for Development: A Review of Promises and Challenges. Development policy review. ISSN: 0950-6764 , 34(1), 135-174. 

Jenkins, J.C. (2016), Political Behavior and Big Data, International Journal of Sociology , 46(1), 1-7.

Monroe, B.L. (2013), The Five Vs of Big Data Political Science. Introducing The Virtual Issue on Big Data in Political Science, Political Analysis , 21(5), 1-9. 

Monroe, B.L.; Pan, J.; Rbert, M.E.; Sen, M. & B. Sinclair (2015), No! Formal theory, causal inference, and big data are not contradictory trenda in political science. PS- Political Science & Politics , 48(1), 71-74. 

Olmedilla, M.; Martinez-Torres, M.R. & S.L. Toral (2015), Harvesting Big Data in social science: A methodological approach for collecting online user-generated content. Computer Standards & Interfaces, 46, 79-87. 

Patty, J.W. & Penn, E.M. (2015), Analyzing Big Data: Social Choice and Measurement. PS-Political Science & Politics , 48(1), 95-101. 

Schatten, M.; Seva, J. & Okresa-Duric, B. (2015), Big Data Analytics and the Social Web. A Tutorial for the Social Scientist. European Quarterly on Political Attitudes and Mentalities , 4(3), 30-81. 

Shah, D.V.; Cappella, J.N. & W.R. Neuman (2015), Big Data, Digital Media, and Computational Social Science: Possibilities and Perils. The ANNALS of American Academy of Political and Social Science, 659(1), 6-13. 

Snee, H.; Hine, C.; Morey, Y.; Roberts, S. & H. Watson (2016), Digital methods for social science: an interdisciplinary guide to research innovation . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 

Tufekci, Zeynep (2014): Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics. First Monday , 19(7), ULR: http://firstmonday.org/article/view/4901/4097 

White, P. & R.S. Breckenridge (2014), Trade-Offs, Limitations and Promises of Big Data in Social Science Research. Review of Policy Research, 31(4), 331-338. 

Wiedemann, G. (2013), Opening up to Big Data: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Textual Data in Social Sciences, Historical Social Research, 38(4), 332-357

 

 

Key readings for the workshop (visual methods): 

 

Rose, G. (2016). Visual methodologies: An introduction to researching with visual materials. London: Sage. Note: These chapters may not be available in earlier editions of this book so make sure you are looking at the fourth/2016 edition . Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Chapter Three: How to use this book. (pp. 48 – 56) Available as an online course reading in Minerva

And Chapter Thirteen: Using Images to Disseminate Research Findings: Circulation and Audiencing. (pp. 330 – 356). Available as an online course reading in Minerva

 

Markham, A. (2013). Remix Cultures, Remix Methods: Reframing Qualitative Inquiry for Social Media Contexts. In N. Denzin & M. Giardina (Eds.), Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiry (pp. 53–83). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc. Available online at: https://annettemarkham.com/writing/markhamremixmethodchapterreprint.pdf

Bolsover, G. (2019). The Impact of ICTs in Rural China: an interactive website. [url will be distributed at least a week before lecture]

 

 

 

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WEEK 10: Research Proposal and Having an Impact 

 

Key readings for the workshop (big data): 

Grimmer, J. (2015) .We are all Social Scientists Now: How Big Data, Machine Learning and Causal Inference Work Together., PS: PS : political science and politics. ISSN: 1049-0965, 48 (1), 80-83.

boyd, d. & Crawford, K. (2012) ‘Critical Questions for Big Data’, Information, communication and society. ISSN: 1369-118x, 15(5): 662-679.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This list was last updated on 07/02/2019