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MODL3350
FYP Reading List

Final Year Project: Digital Documentary, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Antonio Martinez-Arboleda
sllama@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no reading list for your specific FYP topic. You will not be presented with a reading list on the topic but it is your task to compile relevant reading independently with some supervisor input.

The items listed below are study skills texts on Dissertations and Final Year Projects. Please note that many of these are written primarily for a social science student readership and not everything will be applicable or relevant to your FYP.

General FYP/dissertation guidance books

Allison, Brian and Phil Race (1997), The student's guide to preparing dissertations and theses, Routledge.

Becker, Lucinda (2015), Writing successful reports and dissertations , SAGE.

Greetham, Bryan (2019), How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, 3rd edition, Palgrave Macmillan. 

Halperin, Sandra and Oliver Heath (2012), Political research : methods and practical skills , Oxford UP, especially part 2: How to do research  

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson.

O'Leary, Zina (2017), The essential guide to doing your research project, SAGE.

Rudestam, Kjell Erik and Rae R Newton (2007), Surviving your dissertation. A comprehensive guide to content and process, SAGE. 

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE.

Walliman, Nicholas (2014), Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success, SAGE.

Williams, Kate (2013), Planning your dissertation , Palgrave Macmillan.

Wisker, Gina (2019), The Undergraduate Research Handbook, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan.

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Finding a topic and research question

Becker, Lucinda (2015), Writing successful reports and dissertations , SAGE, chs. 3-4.

Greetham, Bryan (2019), How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, 3rd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, part 2-3.

O'Leary, Zina (2017), The essential guide to doing your research project, SAGE, ch. 3.

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE, ch. 1.

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011, chs. 5-8.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 2.

Rudestam, Kjell Erik and Rae R Newton (2007), Surviving your dissertation. A comprehensive guide to content and process, SAGE, ch. 2

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Research methods

Halperin, Sandra and Oliver Heath (2012), Political research : methods and practical skills , Oxford UP, chs. 6 + 7.

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE, ch. 5.

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011, ch. 9-10.

Wisker, Gina (2019), The Undergraduate Research Handbook, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 10.

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Research proposal

O'Leary, Zina (2017), The essential guide to doing your research project, SAGE, ch. 5-6.

Thomas, Gary (2017), How to do your research project: a guide for students, SAGE, chs. 3-4.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 3.

Walliman, Nicholas (2014), Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success, SAGE, chs. 6 + 8.

Wisker, Gina (2019), The Undergraduate Research Handbook, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 8-9.

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Academic writing: structure

Björk, Lennart and Christine Räisänen (2003), Academic writing : a university writing course , Lund: Studentlitterattur, ch. 6.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 20.

Greetham, Bryan (2019), How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, 3rd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 30-31.

Walliman, Nicholas (2014), Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success, SAGE, ch. 15-16.

Levin, Peter, Excellent Dissertations, Open UP, 2011, ch. 16.

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Academic writing: being critical and analytical

Chatfield, Tom (2018), Critical thinking , SAGE,

Greetham, Bryan (2019), How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, 3rd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 32-33.

Wisker, Gina (2019), The Undergraduate Research Handbook, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 19.

McMillan, Kathleen and Jonathan Weyers (2011), How to write dissertations and project reports, Pearson, ch. 14.

Cottrell, Stella (2017), Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection, Palgrave.

Bergstrom, Carl T. and Jevin D. West (2020), Calling Bullshit. The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World, Allen Lane.

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Academic writing: style

Becker, Lucinda (2015), Writing successful reports and dissertations , SAGE, part 5-6.

Björk, Lennart and Christine Räisänen (2003), Academic writing : a university writing course , Lund: Studentlitterattur.

Greetham, Bryan (2019), How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, 3rd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 35-40.

Wisker, Gina (2019), The Undergraduate Research Handbook, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 20-21.

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Research methods workshops (weeks 3-6)

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Gender and Cultural Studies (Irena Hayter)

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Politics and political rhetoric (Ilya Yablokov)

Core reading

Jason Jones and Jean Stilwell Peccei (2004), 'Language and Politics', Linda Thomas et al, eds, Language, Society and Power: an introduction, London: Routledge, available as an ebook.

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Interviewing and Intercultural Research Methods (Jieun Kim)

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History and Historiography (Stephan Petzold)

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Life writing/ego documents

European Journal of Life Writing (open access journal)

Summerfield, Penny (2018), Histories of the Self. Personal Narratives and Historical Practice, Routledge.

Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson (2010), Reading Autobiography. A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, University of Minnesota Press.

Maynes, Mary Jo, Jennifer L. Pierce and Barbara Laslett (2008), Telling Stories. The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History, Cornell University Press.

Wagner-Egelhaaf, Martina, ed (2019), Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction, Berlin: de Gruyter.

Gilmore, Leigh (2001), The Limits of Autobiography. Trauma and Testimony, Cornell University Press.

Hofman, Elwin (2016), ‘How to do the history of the self’, History of the Human Sciences 29:3, 8–24.

Magnússon, Sigurður Gylfi (2013), ‘Gender: A Useful Category in the Analysis of Ego-Documents? Memory, historical sources and microhistory’, Scandinavian Journal of History 38:2, 202-222.

Dahlke, Birgit, Dennis Tate and Roger Woods (2010), German Life Writing in the Twentieth Century, Camden House.

German History special issue on ego documents Volume 28, Issue 3 (2010)

Depkat, Volker (2010), ‘Autobiography between Memory and Historiography’, in: Hans-Jürgen Grabbe und Sabine Schindler, eds, The Merits of Memory. Concepts, Contexts, Debates, Heidelberg: Winter, 275-297.

Eakin, P (2014), ‘Autobiography as Cosmogram’, Storyworlds  6:1, 21-43.

Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson, eds, (1998), Women, Autobiography, Theory: A Reader, University of Wisconsin Press.

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Media analysis (El Mustapha Lahlali)

Core reading

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Analysing social media (Elisabetta Adami)

Core reading

Adami, E. (forthcoming) “A methodological framework for multimodal analysis in online environments”. Discourse, Context & Media .

Further reading

Luke, Sloan, and Quan-Haase, Anabel, eds. (2017), The SAGE handbook of social media research methods. London: SAGE.

Bredl, Klaus, Julia Hünniger and Jakob Linaa Jensen, eds. (2014), Methods for analyzing social media . London : Routledge.

Vis, Farida (2016), Researching social media. London: SAGE     

Cann, A. J. (2011), Social media : a guide for researchers. London: Research Information Network, 2011.

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Analysing film (Mani Sharpe)

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Literary analysis (Richard Hibbitt)

Works on literary theory and on general concepts and terms:

All of these works are designed to be dipped into and read selectively: look at the index and contents, find what is relevant to you, and concentrate on that.

Practical guides to studying (designed for students of English literature, but largely applicable to literature in general)

  • Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle, This thing called literature : reading, thinking, writing (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015) [Concise and imaginative approach to literary study, containing practical examples of how to analyse different genres and how to write an essay]
  • Cavanagh, Dermot et al., eds, The Edinburgh introduction to studying English literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010) [Contains discrete chapters on different genres and on different approaches; can be read online via the library website]
  • Young, Tory, Studying English literature : a practical guide (Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 2008) [Designed for first-year students, but useful for anyone who wants advice on formulating a research question, structuring an argument and thinking about concepts such as dialogue or rhetoric]

There are also many specific articles and books that deal with different foreign literatures, different periods, and particular approaches. Use the Library Search facility and ask your supervisor for further recommendations.

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Race and ethnicity (Nina Wardleworth)

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National identity (Stephan Petzold)

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This list was last updated on 17/03/2021