General Publications about Research

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General publications on research

Bell, J. (2005). Doing your research project: A guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science (4th ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C., & Tight. M. (2010). How to research (4th ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bryman, A. (2012). Social research methods. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Creswell, J. W. (2008). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd ed.). London: Sage.

Creswell, J. W., & Plano Clark, V. L. (2010). Designing and conducting mixed methods research (2nd ed.). London: Sage

Cryer, P. (2006). The research student’s guide to success (3rd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

De Vaus, D. (2002). Surveys in social research (5th ed.). London: Routledge.

Denscombe, M. (2010). The good research guide: For small-scale social research projects (4th ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Gillham, B. (2005). Research interviewing: The range of techniques. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Greenfield, T. (Ed.) (2002). Research methods for postgraduates (2nd ed). Oxford: Hodder Arnold.

Hart, C. (1998). Doing a literature review: Releasing the social science research imagination. London: Sage

Keats, D. (2000). Interviewing: A practical guide for students and professionals. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Orna, E., & Stevens, G. (2009). Managing information for research: Practical help in researching, writing and designing dissertations(2nd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Phillips, E. M. & Pugh, D. S. (2010). How to get a PhD: A handbook for students and their supervisors (5th ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Pickard, A. J. (2007). Research methods in information. London: Facet.

Guidance on writing essays, reports and dissertations

Clanchy, J., & Ballard, B. (1998). How to write essays: A practical guide for students (3rd ed.).

Melbourne: Addison Wesley Longman. Cottrell, S. (2008). The study skills handbook(3rd ed.). Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Creme, P., & Lea, M. R. (2008). Writing at university: A guide for students (3rd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Dunleavy, P. (2003) Authoring a PhD. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fairbairn, G. J., & Winch, C. (2011). Reading, writing and reasoning: A guide for students (3rd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Hall, G. M. (Ed.) (2008). How to write a paper (4th ed.). London: BMJ Publishing Group. [Contains medical related examples, but the general principles are still useful.]

Lindsay, D. (1995). A guide to scientific writing: Manual for students and research workers (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Longman. [Includes advice about giving oral presentations.]

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