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IRP Reading List (generic)

Independent Research Project, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Phil Kiszely
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading List PECI 3700 Independent Research Project 2016/17


NB (1): for a more detailed list and other useful resources, please access The Final Chapter, the University’s central resource for IRP/ Dissertation students:


NB (2): This is a list which focuses on the ‘how to’ aspect of the IRP. Every student will obviously develop their own specialist bibliography for their project, supported by their supervisors.


Allen, D. 2011. Getting things done : how to achieve stress-free productivity. London: Piatkus.


Biggam, J. 2015. Succeeding with your master’s dissertation: a step- by- step handbook. 3rd ed. Maidenhead: OUP.


Cottrell, S. 2011. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Cottrell, S. 2013. The study skills handbook. 4 th ed. Palgrave: Hampshire


Creswell, J. 2014. Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches. 4 th ed. Los Angeles, Calif; London: Sage.


Fink, A. 2013. Conducting research literature reviews : from the internet to paper. 4 th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE.


Gillet, A., A. Hammond AND M. Martala. 2009. Successful academic writing. Harlow: Pearson Longman.


Greetham, B. 2014. How to write your undergraduate dissertation. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Rudestam, K. E and Newton, R.R. 2015. Surviving your dissertation: a comprehensive guide to content and process. 4 th ed. London : SAGE.


Jesson, J., L. Matheson and F.M. Lacey. 2011. Doing your literature review : traditional and systematic techniques. London: SAGE.


Koshy, V. 2010. Action research for improving educational practice : a step-by-step guide. 2 nd ed. London: SAGE.


Machi, L.A. AND B.T. Mcevoy. 2012. The literature review: six steps to success. 2 nd ed. London: Corwin.


Murray, R. AND S. Moore. 2006. The handbook of academic writing : a fresh approach. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.


Ridley, D. 2008. The literature review: A step-by-step guide for students. London: SAGE.


This list was last updated on 29/07/2016