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Module Reading List

Introduction to Media and Communication Research, 2019/20, Semester 1
Prof Bethany Klein
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Required Readings

Baxter, L.A. 2004. The ethics of commmunication research. In L.A. Baxter and E.R. Babbie (eds) The basics of communication research ISBN: 0534507786 (student ed.); 0534508367 (instructor's ed.), Wadsworth/Thomas Learning: Belmont, CA., pp. 84-101.  

Brabazon, T. 2006. The Google effect: Googling, blogging, wikis and the flattening of expertise. Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services 56: 157-167. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 11/10/2019) 

Berger, A.A. 2000. Media and communication research methods : an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches. London: Sage. Chapter 1 (pp. 3-18).

Fish, S. 2011. Vocationalism, academic freedom, and tenure. New York Times. [Online]. 11 July. [Accessed 21 September 2017]. Available from:

Mattelart, A. and Mattelart, M. 1998. Theories of communication : a short introduction. London: Sage. Introduction (pp. 1-3).

Orwell, G. 1946. Politics and the English language. Horizon. 13(76): 252–265.

Shifman, L. 2012. An anatomy of a YouTube meme. New Media & Society. 14(2), pp.187-203.

Williams, K. 2003. Understanding media theory. London: Arnold. Introduction (pp. 1-19).

Williams, R. 1974. Communications as cultural science. Journal of communication. 24(3): 17-25.

Williamson, J., Cloonan, M. and Frith, S. 2011. Having an Impact? Academics, the music industries and the problem of knowledge. The international journal of cultural policy. 17(5): 459-474.

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Research Methods and Ethics

Berger, A.A. 2019. Media and communication research methods: an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches (5th edition). London: Sage.

Deacon, D. et al. 2007. Researching communications (2nd Edition). London: Arnold.

Gray, A. 2003. Research practice for cultural studies : ethnographic methods and lived cultures. London: Sage.

Gunter, B. 2000. Media research methods : measuring audiences, reactions and impact. London: Sage.

Hart, C. 2018. Doing a literature review: releasing the social science research imagination (2nd edition). London: Sage.

O’Leary, Z. 2005. Researching real-world problems : a guide to methods of inquiry. London: Sage.

O’Leary, Z. 2004. The essential guide to doing research. London: Sage.

Robson, C. 2007. How to do a research project : a guide for undergraduate students. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Schutt, R.K. 2018. Investigating the social world: the process and practice of research (9th edition). London: Sage.

Silverman, D. 2017. Doing qualitative research: a practical handbook (5th edition). London: Sage.

Stokes, J. 2003. How to do media and cultural studies. London: Sage.

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Academic Skills

Cottrell, S. 2005. Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument. New York: Palgrave.

Cottrell, S. 2013. Study skills handbook (4th edition). New York: Palgrave

Greetham, B. 2008. How to write better essays. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Levin, P. 2007. Skilful time management. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Levin, P. 2004. Write great essays!: a guide to reading and essay writing for undergraduates and taught postgraduates. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Northedge, A. 2005. Good study guide. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Redman, P. 2005. Good essay writing: a social sciences guides. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Walton, D.N. 2001. Informal logic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


This list was last updated on 19/09/2019