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Module Reading List

Final Year Research Project, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Gill Main
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Bell, J. 2010. Doing your research project. 5th ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.    

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. and Tight, M. 2010. How to research. 4th ed. Buckingham: Open University Press.    

Burton, N., Brundrett, M. and Jones, M. 2014. Doing your education research project. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.    

Christensen, P. and James, A. eds. 2017. Research with children. London: Routledge.    

Cohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K. 2011. Research methods in education. 7th ed. London: RoutledgeFalmer.    

Cottrell, S. 1999. Study skills handbook. London: Macmillan.    

Crème, P. and Lea, M. 1997. Writing at university: a guide for students. Buckingham: Open University Press.    

Denscombe, M. 2010. The good research guide: for small-scale social research projects. 4th ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.    

Holt, L. 2004. The `voices' of children: de-centering empowering research relations. Children’s Geographies. 2(1), pp.13-27.    

MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S.A. and Siraj-Blatchford, I. 2001. Doing early childhood research: international perspectives on theory and practice. Buckingham: Open University Press.    

Punch, S. 2002. Research with children: the same or different from research with adults? Childhood. 9(3), pp.321-341.    

Roberts-Holmes, G. 2005. Doing your early years research project: a step-by-step guide. London: Paul Chapman.    

Swetnam, D. 2000. Writing your dissertation. Oxford: Open University Press.    

Thomas, G. 2013. How to do your research project. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.    

Thomas, G. 2016. How to do your case study. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.    

Wilkinson, D. 2000. The researcher's toolkit: the complete guide to practitioner research. London: Routledge.    

Wyse, D. 2012. The good writing guide for education students. 3rd ed. London: SAGE.    

Useful websites

In addition to the library website you may find the following resources useful.  

Talks on aspects of qualitative data analysis given at the 2010 ESRC Research Methods Festival, University of Oxford  

The Open Learn platform has many free courses related to education. This one called “Engaging with Educational Research” is well worth a look, but do search for other relevant courses on Open Learn:  

The National Centre for Research Methods at  

Excellent podcasts here from Ros Edwards ‘how many interviews is enough?’ and others on research ethics, inclusive research and digital methods at  

Podcasts for those working on topics related to psychology.  

This list was last updated on 25/09/2020