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Dissertation: Fashion Enterprise and Society, 2019/20, Semester G07
Dr Pammi Sinha
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Research methods & study skills: general

Becker, H.S. (1998) Tricks of the trade : how to think about your research while you're doing it . The University of Chicago Press: Chicago and London

Berger, A. (1998) Media analysis techniques . Sage: London

Berger A. (2000) Media and communication research methods : an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches . Sage: London

Creme, P. & Lea, M. Writing at University

Crewell, J.W. (2002) Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches . Sage: London

Deacon, D., Pickering, M., Golding, P. and Murdock, G. (1999) Researching communications: a practical guide to methods in media and cultural analysis . Arnold: London

Fiske, J. (1990) An introduction to communication studies . Routledge: London and New York

Hanson, A. (et al.) (1998) Mass communication research methods . Macmillan: Basingstoke

Miller, D.C. and Salkind, N.J. (2002) Handbook of research design and social measurement . Sage: London

Phelps, R. et al. 2007. Organizing and managing your research : a practical guide for postgraduates

Punch, K. (2006) Developing effective research proposals . Sage

Stempel, G.H. and Westley, B.H. (1989) Research methods in mass communication . Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs

Walliman, N.S.R. (2000) Your research project: a step-by-step guide for the first-time researcher . Sage: London

Winner, R.D. and Dominick, J.R. (1994) Mass media research: an introduction . Wadsworth: Belmont

Social Research Update is a very good source of information regarding interdisciplinary research and research methods:

The literature review

Cooper, H. (1998) Synthesizing research : a guide for literature reviews . Sage: Thousand Oaks, London & New Delhi

Fink, A. (2005) Conducting research literature reviews: from internet to paper . Sage: London

Hart, C. Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination

Rowley, J. & Slack, F. (2004) ‘Conducting a literature review’, in Management Research News 27 (6), pp. 31-39 Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE OCR in VLE

Research & research methods: marketing, design etc.

Ghauri, P. and Gronhaug, K. (2002) Research methods in business studies: a practical guide . FT Prentice Hall: Harlow

Gray, C. and Malins, J. (2004) Visualizing research : a guide to the research process in art and design . Ashgate: Aldershot, UK

Kress, G. and van Leeuwen, T. (1996) Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design . Routledge: London and New York

Kumar, V. (2000) International Marketing Research . Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ

Laurel, B. (2003) Design research : methods and perspectives . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Maarit, M and Routarinne, S. (eds.) (2006) The art of research : research practices in art and design . Helsinki : University of Art and Design Helsinki.

Marschan-Piekkari, R and Welch, C. (eds.) (2004) Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business . Edward Elgar: Cheltenham

Robson, C. (2002) Real-world research_ a resource for social scientists and practitioner-researchers . Blackwell Publishing: Oxford

Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2003) Research methods for business students . FT Prentice Hall: Harlow

Research methods: qualitative

Dolan, P., Donnelly, P. and Hogan, J. (eds.) (2009) Approaches to qualitative research [electronic resource] : theory & its practical application : a guide for dissertation students . Oak Tree Press

Fairclough, N. (2003) Analyzing discourse : textual analysis for social research . Routledge: New York

Flick, U. (2002) An introduction to qualitative research . Sage: London

Gee, J.P. (2005) An introduction to discourse analysis: theory and method . Routledge: London and New York

Jaworski, A. and Coupland, N. (eds.) (2006) The discourse reader . Routledge: London and New York

Keats, D.M. (2000) Interviewing : a practical guide for students and professionals . Open University Press: Buckingham

Krippendorff, K. (2004) Content analysis : an introduction to the methodology . Sage: London

Laws, S., Harperr, C. and Marcus, R. (2003) Research for development: a practical guide . Sage

Lee, R.M. (2000) Unobtrusive methods in social research . Open University Press: Buckingham

Neuendorf, K.A. (2002) The content analysis guidebook . Sage: London

Norman, K.D. and Lincoln, Y.S. (1998) Strategies of qualitative inquiry . Sage

Silverman, D. (2001) Interpreting qualitative data: methods for analysing talk, text and interaction . Sage: London

Silverman, D. (2005) Qualitative research: theory, method and practice . Sage: London

Toolan, M.J. (ed.) (2002) Critical discourse analysis : critical concepts in linguistics . Routledge: London and New York

Visual research methods

Banks, M. (1995) ‘Visual research methods’, in Social research update. (Available at accessed 7th January 2009)

Papademas, (2004) ‘Editor’s introduction’, in Visual studies. (19:2), 122-125

Pink, S. (2007) Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research . Sage

Ruth, H. (2000) ‘We’ve been framed: visualising methodology’, in The sociological review. 503-521

Sarah, P. (2001) ‘More visualising, more methodologies: on video, reflexivity and qualitative research’, in ‘The sociological review. ’ 586-599

Van Leeuwen, T. and Jewitt, C. (2001) Handbook of visual analysis . Sage: London

Wagner, J. (2006) Visible materials, visualised theory and images of social research’, in Visual studies. (21:1) 54-69

Internet research methods

Dillman, D.A. (2000) Main and internet surveys: the tailored design method . John Wiley: New York

Fielden, N.L. and Garido, M. (1998) Internet research : theory and practice . McFarland and co.: Jefferson, N.C.

Jones, S. (ed.) (1998) Doing Internet research : critical issues and methods for examining the Net . Sage: London and Thousand Oaks, C.A.

Maloy, T.K. (1999) The Internet research guide . Allworth Press: New York

Samuel, B.J. (2004) Internet data collection Sage: London and Thousand Oaks, C.A.

Terry, A. (2003) E-research : methods, strategies, and issues

Fashion Sources

Agins, T (2000) The end of fashion : how marketing changed the clothing business forever . New York: Quill

Barnard, M. (2002) Fashion as Communication (2nd ed). London: Routledge

Breward, C and Evans, C (2005) Fashion and modernity . Oxford: Berg.

Brown, S. (2010) Eco fashion . London: Laurence King

Black, S. (2011) Eco-chic : the fashion paradox . London: Black Dog

Blythe, J. (2013) Consumer Behaviour . London:SAGE

Burke, S. (2008) Fashion entrepreneur : starting your own fashion business . Ringwood: Burke

Craik, J. (2009) Fashion : the key concepts . Oxford; New York: Berg

Evans, C (2003) Fashion at the edge : spectacle, modernity and deathliness . London: Yale University Press

Fletcher, K. (2008) Sustainable fashion and textiles : design journeys . London: Earthscan

Fletcher, K. and Grose, L. (2012) Fashion & sustainability : design for change. London: Laurence King

Gaister, J. (2011) Visual research methods in fashion . Oxford: Berg

Gwilt, A. and Rissanen, T. (2011) Shaping sustainable fashion : changing the way we make and use clothes. London: Earthscan

Lurie A, (2000) The language of clothes . New York: Henry Holt.

McDonough, W. (2002) Cradle to cradle : remaking the way we make things . New York: North Point Press

McDowell, C ( 2013) The anatomy of fashion : why we dress the way we do. London: Phaidon

McDowell, C ( 2003) Fashion today. London: Phaidon

McDowell, C (1992) Dressed to kill : sex, power & clothes. London: Phaidon

Quinn, B. (2013) Textile visionaries : innovation and sustainability in textile design. London: Laurence King

Quinn, B. (2012) Fashion Futures . London: Merrell

Quinn, B. (2011) Design futures . London: Merrell

Quinn, B. (2002) Techno Fashion. London: Merrell

San Martin, M. (2010) Future fashion : innovative materials and technology = El futuro de la moda, tecnologia y nuevos materiales . Palermo: Promopress

Siegle, L. (2011) To die for : is fashion wearing out the world? London: Fourth Estate

Smith, P. (2003) You can find inspiration in everything : and if you can't, look again Thames & Hudson

Svenden, L (2006) Fashion : a philosophy . London: Reaktion

Wilcox, C. (2001) Radical fashion . London: V&A

Fashion Journals

Clothing and textiles research journal.. Sage Journals :

Fashion theory : the journal of dress, body & culture. Bloomsbury Journals.

Fashion practice : the journal of design, creative process and the fashion industry. . Bloomsbury Journals. Available at: and

International journal of fashion design technology and education . Taylor & Francis.

International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. Taylor & Francis.   

This list was last updated on 28/01/2019