Postgraduate Summer School 2009: Social Science Research Methods Reading List – Qualitative Module

Selected Readings Martyn Hammersley: 'Recent radical criticism of interview studies: any implications for the sociology of education?', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 24, 1, 2003, pp119-126. (unpublished version of this later article) Mason, J. (2002), Qualitative Researching, Sage Chapter 3 ‘Generating Qualitative Data’ Chapter 5 ‘Sampling and selecting’ Ritchie, J., and Lewis J. (2003) Qualitative Research Practice, Sage Chapter 4 ‘Designing and Selecting Samples’ Chapter 5 ‘Designing Fieldwork Strategies and Materials’ Chapter 9 ‘Carrying out Qualitative Analysis’ Bloor, M. et al (2001) Focus Groups in Social Research, Sage Chapter 1 ‘Trends and Uses of Focus Groups’ Silverman, D. (2000) Doing Qualitative Research Chapter 12 (Seale) ‘Using Computers to Analyse Qualitative Data’ Ann Lewins and Christina Silver ‘Choosing a CAQDAS Package’ (http:/www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/caqdas/index.html)

-

-

-

Further Reading Qualitative research - general Mason, J. (2002) Qualitative Researching. 2nd edition Sage (Excellent discussion of stages of a qualitative research project, posing key questions the researcher must address throughout the research process. Does not cover focus groups) Ritchie, J., and Lewis, J. (2003) Qualitative Research Practice Sage (Extremely practical book on how to design, conduct and analyse interview and focus group based studies – if you only buy one book, buy this one!) Seale, C., (1999) The Quality of Qualitative Research. Sage. (A discussion of how to judge the quality of qualitative research and the relevance of concepts like ‘validity’, ‘reliability’ and ‘generalisability’, rather than advice on how to conduct it) Silverman, D. (2000) Doing Qualitative Research London: Sage. (Designed specifically for students, covering literature reviews, design issues, analysis and
1

-

-

-

Frankland. (2001) Focus Groups in Social Research. Sage (Practical advice) Morgan.a step-by-step guide. (1996) InterViews: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing.. (1994) Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook London: Sage (if interested in matrix based analysis) 2 .Chapter 6 (Very much a ‘how to’ interview chapter) - Focus groups Bloor. J.. and Huberman. Lewis.. M. (Discussion of epistemological basis of qualitative interviews and practical tips on interviewing skills) Rubin.A.. (2004) Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data. and Robson. R. M.policyhub. K. and Lewis.. (Covers design.uk Interviewing Kvale.. (1997) Moderating Focus Groups. Also available on line – see www. (2002) Doing and Writing Qualitative Research. J. C (2007) Using software in qualitative research .gov. A and Silver. A. Sage.- writing up rather than data collection skills) Spencer. London: Sage Mason. S.G.. and Dillon.. Chapter 8 Hammersley. and Rubin. L (2003) Quality in qualitative evaluation: a framework for assessing research evidence London: Government Chief Social Researcher’s Office. J. interviewing techniques and analysis) Ritchie. Introduction and Chapters 9 and 11 Hammersley. and Lewis. M. A. J. and Atkinson. J.L. P. (2003) Qualitative Research Practice Sage . B.. Thomas. L. Sage (Practical advice) Ritchie. A. (2003) Ethnography: Principles and Practice (2nd edition) London: Routledge. Chapter 6 and 7 Miles. M. S. J. M. M. Sage Lewins. 2nd Edition. (1994) Analyzing Qualitative Data London: Routledge. (1997) Focus Groups as Qualitative Research. London: Sage Kreuger. D. R.. I. and Burgess. Sage. J. Ritchie. (2002) Qualitative Researching London: Sage. (2003) Qualitative Research Practice ( A ‘how to’ chapter) Sage – Chapter 7 Analysis and reporting Bryman. J.. H.J. (1998) What’s wrong with Ethnography? London: Routledge Holliday.

- Patton.F. A. Newbury Park: Sage 3 . Thousand Oaks: Wolcott. and Lewis. 9 and 10 Strauss. London: Sage. M. (2001) Writing up qualitative research. (2003) Qualitative Research Practice. Chapters 8. and Corbin (1998) Basics of Qualitative Research. J. J. L.. Sage (if interested in grounded theory) Part II Sage. (2002) Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods Chapters 8 and 9 Ritchie.Q. H.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful

Master Your Semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master Your Semester with a Special Offer from Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.