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LAW5022M
LAW5022M Reading List

Researching Crime, Security and Justice, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Jose Pina-Sanchez
J.PinaSanchez@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Session 1: An introduction to research methods 

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  chapters 1 (The nature and process of social research) and 4 (Planning a research project and formulating research questions).

Session 2: Surveys & Questionnaires 

Bachman and Schutt (2017) Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2017, 4th Edition) chapters 7 (Conceptualization and measurement) and 8 (Survey research).

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapters 9 (Structured interviewing), 10 (Self-completion questionnaires) and 11 (Asking questions)

Matthews and Ross, 2010. Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences Pearson Education. chapter 3 (Questionnaires).

Session 3: Longitudinal & Experimental designs 

Bachman and Schutt (2017) Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2017, 4th Edition) chapter 6 (Causation and experimentation  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 15/01/2021) 

Deschenes (1990) chapter (Longitudinal research designs), from Kempf book Measurement Issues in Criminology     

Session 4: Qualitative interviews & Focus groups

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.374-406 (Chapter 17: The nature of qualitative research).    

Session 5: Ethnography & Participant observation 

Noaks, L. and Wincup, E. 2004. Criminological Research: Understanding Qualitative Methods. London: Sage. pp.90-105 (Chapter 6: Ethnographic approaches to researching crime and deviance).    

Session 6: Document & Content analysis

Matthews and Ross, 2010. Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences Pearson Education. chapter C8 (Documents).

Session 7: Sampling 

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 8 (Sampling)

Bachman and Schutt (2017) Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2017, 4th Edition) chapter 5 (Sampling

Session 8: Ethics

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 6 (Ethics and politics in social research).

May, T. (2011) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process. Chapter 3.

Session 9: Accessing secondary data 

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 14 (Secondary analysis and official statistics).

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 16 (Using IBM SPSS for Windows).

Session 10: Discussion of your research projects 

No reading listed. 

Session 11: Writing a research proposal (Dan Birks)

No reading listed.

Session 12: Quantitative data analysis (descriptive stats) 

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 16 (Using IBM SPSS for Windows).

Session 13: Quantitative data analysis (inferential stats) (Jose Pina-Sánchez)

Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 15 (Quantitative data analysis).

Session 14: Qualitative data analysis

Matthews and Ross, 2010. Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences Pearson Education. chapter D4 (Thematic analysis).

This list was last updated on 29/08/2021