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Dissertation in Digital Education, 2021/22, Semester C12
Katharine Stapleford
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Bell, J. .2010. Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science (4th Ed). Maidenhead: Open University Press   

Biggam, J. 2015. Succeeding with your master’s dissertation : a step-by-step handbook (Third edition.). Open University Press. 

Burns, A. 2010. Doing action research in English language teaching: A guide for practitioners. New York: Routledge.   

Bryman, A. 2003. Quantity and Quality in Social Research.   

Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. 2018. Research Methods in Education 8th Ed, London: Routledge   

Deane, M. (2010) Academic research, writing and referencing. Harlow: Longman   

Emmel, N. (2013). Sampling and Choosing Cases in Qualitative Research: A Realist Approach. London: Sage.   

Flick, U. 2007. Designing Qualitative Research. London: Sage   

Golafshani, N. (2003) Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research. The qualitative report [electronic resource]. [electronic resource]. 8, 597-607.

Gorard, S. (2003) Quantitative methods in social science, London: Continuum.   

Kimmons, R. (2022). Education Research. EdTech Books.

Leavy, P. 2017. Research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research approaches. The Guilford Press.   

Oliver, P. 2010. The student’s guide to research ethics. McGraw hill/Open University Press.   

O'Rielly, Karen (2009) Key Concepts in Ethnography. London: SAGE   

Wilkinson, D. (Ed.) 2002. The Researcher’s Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Practitioner Research. London: Routledge-Falmer.  

Thomas, G. (2013) How to do your research project: A guide for students in education and applied social sciences. Los Angeles: Sage.    

Trochim, W.M. 2020. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, Available from:



This list was last updated on 04/08/2021