Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
It is recommended that you use the reading material and research resources that you were introduced to on the LUBS 2875 Research Methods module in Year 2.
However, it is also important that you identify your own sources of information relevant to your chosen research topic. Your supervisor may be able to direct you to further additional reading.
Saunders, M; P Lewis and A Thornhill (2009), Research methods for business students , 5th Edition, Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Additional readings on most topics can be found in:
Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P.R. (2012) Management Research – 4th edition, London: Sage
Creswell, J. W. (2009), Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches , 3rd Edition, Sage
Robson, C (2002), Real world research , 2nd Edition, Blackwell
The following texts provide further readings in specialist areas:
Hart, C (1998). Doing a literature review London: Sage Publications
Jankowicz, A.D. (2000). Business research projects . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Thietart R.A. et al. (2001). Doing management research : a comprehensive guide . London. Sage Publications
Wallace, M and Wray, A (2006), Critical reading and writing for postgraduates , Sage.
Marschan-Piekkari and Welch, C. (2004), ‘Qualitative research methods in international business: The state of the art’, in Marshan-Piekkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.), Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business , Edward Elgar: Cheltenham and Northampton.
Miles, M. B. and A. M. Huberman (1994), Qualitative data analysis : an expanded sourcebook , 2nd Edition, Sage Publications
Richards, L. (2009), Handling qualitative data , 2nd edition, London: Sage
Silverman, D. (2010), Doing qualitative research : a practical handbook , 3rd edition, London: Sage
Zalan, T. and Lewis, G. (2004), ‘Writing about methods in qualitative research: Towards a more transparent approach’, in Marshan-Piekkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.), Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business , Edward Elgar: Cheltenham and Northampton.
Hair, J F; R E Anderson, R L Tatham and W C Black (1998), Multivariate Data Analysis , 5th Edition, Prentice Hall.
Tabachnick, B and Fidell, L S (2007), Using multivariate statistics , 5th Edition, Pearson International.
Field (2005), Discovering statistics using SPSS , 2nd Edition, Sage Publications.
This provides background on the statistics as well as SPSS and covers many analysis techniques. The examples used are not to everyone’s taste, and if this is the case for you another guide to SPSS is:
Norusis (2004), SPSS 12.0 guide to data analysis , Prentice Hall.
This list was last updated on 18/09/2014