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  1. Autumn Term 43 items
    1. Week 1: Introduction to course and to essential academic research skills 3 items
      1. Key reading 3 items
        1. Promoting Twenty-first-century Student Competencies: A Wellbeing Approach - Mary Whiteside, Emma Bould, Komla Tsey, Annie Venville 03/07/2017

          Article Essential

        2. Further Reading 1 item
          1. Critical thinking skills for dummies - Martin Cohen 2015

            Book Recommended See Chapter 10: Cultivating Your Critical Writing Skills

    2. Week 2: Working with academic texts and doing a literature review 3 items
      1. Key Reading 1 item
      2. Further Reading 2 items
        1. The Education of Children in Im/migrant Families - Angela E. Arzubiaga, Silvia C. Noguerón and Amanda L. Sullivan

          Article Essential Example of a literature review article.

    3. Week 3: Introduction to qualitative approaches to research 5 items
      1. Key reading 2 items
        1. Qualitative researching - Jennifer Mason 2002

          Book Essential See: Introduction, pp.1-9. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Qualitative researching - Jennifer Mason 2002

          Book Essential See: Chapter 1, 'Finding a focus and knowing where you stand', pp.14-23. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

      2. Further reading 3 items
        1. An introduction to qualitative research - Uwe Flick 2014

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 1, Qualitative Research: Why and How to do it

        2. Research methods in education - Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 1, The Nature of Enquiry: Setting the Field

        3. Research methods in education - Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison 2011

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 1, The Nature of Enquiry: Setting the Field

    4. Week 4: Introduction to quantitative approaches to research, including reading secondary data 1 item
      1. Further Reading 1 item
    5. Week 5: Introduction to methodology – finding a position 1 item
      1. Key Reading 1 item
    6. Week 6: Introduction to Mixed Methods 1 item
      1. Key reading 1 item
    7. Week 7: Critical Reading Session: exploring qualitative and quantitative approaches 4 items
      1. Key Reading 2 items
        1. Conceptualisations of children’s wellbeing at school: The contribution of recognition theory - Nigel Thomas, Anne Graham, Mary Ann Powell, Robyn Fitzgerald 11/2016

          Article Essential

      2. Further Reading 2 items
        1. Critical thinking skills for dummies - Martin Cohen 2015

          Book Recommended See Chapter 9

    8. Week 8: Designing a project: focus and research questions 4 items
      1. Key Reading 1 item
      2. Further Reading 3 items
        1. Doing Development Research - Vandana Desai, Rob Potter 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

    9. Week 9: An Introduction to Policy Literature and to Discourse Analysis 12 items
      1. Key Readings 3 items
        1. An introduction to discourse analysis: theory and method - James Paul Gee 2014

          Book Essential For e-book see record below. See Chapter 1: Introduction pp1-14.

        2. An introduction to discourse analysis 4th edition: theory and method - James Paul Gee 2014

          Book Essential See Chapter 1: Introduction pp1-14.

        3. Discourse in educational and social research - Margaret MacLure 2003

          Book Essential See Chapter 1

      2. Further Readings 9 items
        1. Discourse theory and practice: a reader - Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie Taylor, Simeon Yates, Open University 2001

          Book Recommended

        2. Investigating classroom talk - A. D. Edwards, D. P. G. Westgate 1994

          Book Recommended See Chapter 6: Analyses of Classroom Discourse

        3. Discourse and contemporary social change - Norman Fairclough, Guiseppina Cortese, Patrizia Ardizzone 2007

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 1. N. Fairclough. 'The contribution of discourse analysis to research on social change'.

        4. Discourse and contemporary social change 2012

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 1. N. Fairclough. 'The contribution of discourse analysis to research on social change'.

        5. How to do discourse analysis: a toolkit - James Paul Gee 2014

          Book Recommended

        6. Qualitative research: issues of theory, method and practice - David Silverman 2011

          Book Recommended See Chapter 12: 'Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods' (J. Heritage)

        7. Discourse in educational and social research - Margaret MacLure 2003

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 2, 'The discourse of disgust: press engagements in the 'war' over Standard English' and Chapter 5, 'The fabrication of research'. (Chapter 5 is a useful methodological chapter on the process of writing your dissertation).

    10. Week 10: Academic and Policy Texts – Writing a Policy brief 3 items
      1. Key Reading 1 item
      2. Further Reading 2 items
    11. Week 11: Student assignment presentations with course leaders

    12. Week 12: Introduction to the proposal presentations and the dissertation 5 items
      1. Key reading 1 item
        1. Practical research and evaluation: a start-to-finish guide for practitioners 2016

          Book Essential Chapter 5 Aimed at practitioners but showing you how writing a proposal relates to work in the world. It is a very similar process.

      2. Further reading 4 items
        1. The essential guide to doing your research project - Zina O'Leary 2010

          Book Essential See: Chapter 1, 'Taking the Leap into the Research World'. Other imprints available at the same shelfmark.

  2. Spring Term 39 items
    1. Week 1: Designing and using questionnaires 4 items
      1. Key reading 1 item
        1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2012

          Book Essential Read chapters 7, 8, 10 and 11

      2. Further reading 3 items
        1. Surveys in social research - D. A. De Vaus 2014

          Book Recommended See: Chapters 6 & 7. Also available in print (see below)

        2. Surveys in social research - D. A. De Vaus 2014

          Book Recommended See: Chapters 6 & 7

    2. Week 2: Introduction to Research Ethics 5 items
      1. Key reading 1 item
      2. Further reading 4 items
        1. The ethics of research with children and young people: a practical handbook - Priscilla Alderson, Virginia Morrow 2011

          Book Recommended EBook - print copies available, see below.

        2. The ethics of research with children and young people: a practical handbook - Priscilla Alderson, Virginia Morrow 2011

          Book Recommended

    3. Week 3: Qualitative methods: interviews 5 items
      1. Key reading 3 items
        1. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates, MyiLibrary 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential See: Chapter 3, 'Talking with people: Interviews'. Also available in print (see below).

        2. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates 2005

          Book Essential See: Chapter 3, 'Talking with people: Interviews'

        3. InterViews: learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing - Steinar Kvale, Svend Brinkmann 2009

          Book Essential

      2. Further reading 2 items
        1. Teachers investigate their work: an introduction to the methods of action research - Herbert Altrichter, Peter Posch, Bridget Somekh, NetLibrary, Inc 1993 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 5, 'Data-collection'

        2. Teachers investigate their work: an introduction to the methods of action research - Herbert Altrichter, Peter Posch, Bridget Somekh 1993

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 5, 'Data-collection'

    4. Week 5: Observation as a quantitative and qualitative method 5 items
      1. Key reading 2 items
        1. Research methods in education - Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential

        2. Research methods in education - Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison 2011

          Book Essential See: Chapter 23, 'Observation'

      2. Further reading 3 items
        1. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates, MyiLibrary 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 5. 'Being there - Observation'. Also available in print (see below).

        2. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates 2005

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 5. 'Being there - Observation'.

        3. An introduction to classroom observation - E. C. Wragg 2011 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

    5. Week 5: The researcher's gaze: big picture / small picture 1 item
      1. Key reading 1 item
        1. What would a socially just education system look like? - Becky Francis, Martin Mills 09/2012

          Article Essential

      2. Further reading 0 items
    6. Week 6: Analysis and presentation of qualitative data 7 items
      1. Key reading 1 item
      2. Further reading 6 items
        1. Handbook of data analysis - Melissa A. Hardy, Alan Bryman 2004

          Book Recommended

        2. Handbook of data analysis - Melissa A. Hardy, Alan Bryman 2004

          Book Recommended

        3. Becoming A Researcher: A Research Companion For The Social Sciences - Dunne, Mairead

          Book Recommended Also available in print (see below)

        4. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates 2005

          Book Recommended

        5. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates, MyiLibrary 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Also available in print (see below).

        6. Becoming a researcher: a companion to the research process - Máiréad Dunne, John Pryor, Paul Yates 2005

          Book Recommended

    7. Week 8: Analysis and presentation of quantitative data using SPSS 9 items
      1. Key reading 1 item
        1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2012

          Book Essential Read chapters 14, 15, and 16.

      2. Further reading 5 items
        1. Doing quantitative research in education with SPSS - Daniel Muijs 2010

          Book Recommended Also available in print (see below).

      3. Useful websites 3 items
        1. Interactive Statistical Calculation Pages

          Website Recommended This website contains a wealth of links to a wide range of statistical resources available on the web

    8. Week 9: Introduction to NVIVO workshop 1 item
      1. Further Recommended Reading 1 item
        1. Qualitative data analysis with NVivo - Patricia Bazeley, Kristi Jackson 2013

          Book Essential

    9. Week 7: Proposal presentations with course leaders and tutors

    10. Week 10: Presenting data workshop 1 item
      1. Further Recommended Reading 1 item
        1. The Condition of Education

          Document Recommended Good examples of presenting clear and stand-alone data can be found in The Condition of Education reports for the US Department of Education.

    11. Week 11: Second NVIVO workshop 0 items
  3. Suspended sessions 10 items
    This section relates to sessions that we are not running this year but may wish to bring back next year. I have left them in so that the details are not lost if they are reinstated.
    1. Introduction to Research with Children and Young People 4 items
      1. Key reading 2 items
        1. Researching children's experiences: methods and approaches - Sheila Greene, Diane Hogan 2005

          Book Essential See Chapter 13: Exploring Children's Views Through Focus Groups

        2. Researching children's experiences: methods and approaches - Sheila Greene, Diane Hogan 2005

          Book Essential See Chapter 13: Exploring Children's Views Through Focus Groups

      2. Further reading 2 items
        1. Qualitative research: theory, method and practice - David Silverman 2004

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 12. J. Heritage. 'Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods'

    2. Introduction to case study design 4 items
      1. Key reading 1 item
      2. Further reading 3 items
        1. Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research - B. Flyvbjerg 01/04/2006

          Article Recommended

        2. What is a case?: exploring the foundations of social inquiry - Charles C. Ragin, Howard Saul Becker 1992

          Book Recommended Read: 'Introduction: Cases of 'What is a case?'.

        3. How to do your case study - Gary Thomas 2015

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 1, 'What is a case study?

    3. Critical reading sessions 2 items
      1. Critical Reading Session 1: 1 item
      2. Critical Reading Session 2: 1 item
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