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Module Reading List

Introduction to Media and Communication Research, 2021/22, Semester 1
Julie Firmstone
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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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) 

Corner, J., 2019. Origins and transformations: histories of communication study. Media, Culture & Society41(5), pp.727-737.

Hearn, A. and Banet-Weiser, S. (2020) ‘The Beguiling: Glamour in/as Platformed Cultural Production’, Social Media + Society. January 2020.

Orwell, G. 1946. Politics and the English language. Horizon. 13(76): 252–265. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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

Treadwell, D. 2011. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry. London: Sage. Chapter 1 (pp. 8-22). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

White, K., 2016. Black lives on campuses matter: Reflecting on the rise of the new black student movement. Soundings63, pp.86-97.

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Research Methods and Ethics

Baxter, L.A. and Babbie, E.R. (eds) (2004) The basics of communication research, Wadsworth/Thomas Learning: Belmont, CA.

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.

Treadwell, D. 2011. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry. 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 06/09/2021