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Module Reading List

Dissertation, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Eike Rinke/ Dr Christine Harlen
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Baglione, L.A. 2020. Writing a research paper in political science: A practical guide to inquiry, structure, and methods 4th ed. Los Angeles, CA: CQ Press.*         


Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. and Tight, M. (2010) How to Research (Maidenhead: Open University Press), 4th Edition.


Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., Williams, J.M., Bizup, J. and Fitzgerald, W.T. 2016. The craft of research 4th ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.*  


Bowell, T. and Kemp, G. (2015) Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (London: Routledge).


Burnham, P. (et al) (2008) Research Methods in Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave).


Cohen, M. (2015) Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons).


Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 4th Edition, Ch. 13 ‘Projects, Dissertations, Reports and Case Studies’.


Greetham, B. (2014) How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 2nd Edition. 


Grix, J. & Watkins, G. (2010) Information Skills: Finding and Using the Right Resources. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).


Halperin, S. and Heath, O. 2020. Political research: Methods and practical skills 3rd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.*        


Hay, C. (2002) Political Analysis: A Critical Introduction, (London: Palgrave). NB this is available as an ebook.


Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (2010) Theory and Methods in Political Science (London: Palgrave), 3rd edition, especially Ch. 9.


Savigny, H. and Marsden, L. (2011) Doing Political Science and International Relations: Theories in Action (London: Palgrave).

Swetnam, D. (2004) Writing your Dissertation: The Bestselling Guide to Planning, Preparing and Presenting First-Class Work, (Oxford: How to Books Ltd), 3rd Edition. Ch. 1 ‘Before You Start’, Ch. 2 ‘What Is Involved?’, Ch. 3 ‘Getting Started’.

This list was last updated on 09/09/2021