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Module Reading List

Research Methodologies for Business Studies, 2021/22, Semester 1
Nadine Cavigioli
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Bell, J and Waters, S. 2014. Doing your Research Project: a guide for first time researchers in education, health and social science [Online] 6th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. [Accessed 7 September 2018]. Available from:

Bryman, A. and Bell, E. 2015. Business Research Methods. 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.   

Cohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K. 2011. Research Methods in education. 7th edition. London: Routledge.

Cottrell, S. 2014. Dissertations and Project Reports. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Denscombe, M. 2017. The Good Research Guide. 6th edition. London: Open University Press.  

Davies, M. B. and Hughes, N. 2014. Doing a successful research project: using qualitative or quantitative methods. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Dawson, C. 2009. Introduction to research methods: a practical guide for anyone undertaking a research project. [Online] 4th ed. Oxford: How to Books. [Accessed 7 September 2018]. Available from:

Kumar, R. 2014. Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners. 4th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE

Machi, L. A. 2016. The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success. 3rd edition. London: Sage.

Oliver, P. 2012. Succeeding with your literature review: a handbook for students. [Online] Maidenhead: Open University Press. [Accessed 7 September 2018] Available from:

Punch, K. F. 2014. Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches. 3rd Ed. London: SAGE

Ridley, D. 2012. The Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students. 2nd edition. London: Sage Publications

Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. 2016. Research Methods for Business Students. 6th edition. London: Pearson.  

This list was last updated on 20/09/2021