Dissertation Guides and Research Methology Handbooks

Topics

1. Academic Writing
2. Dissertation Guides
3. Proposal Writing
4. Literature Review
5. General Research Methods
6. Qualitative Research References
7. Grounded Theory
8. Naturalistic Inquiry
9. Case Study as Method
10. Interview as Method
11. Observation as Method
12. Oral History as Method
13. Nonreactive Measurement as Method
14. Surveys as Method
15. Writing in the Disciplines
16. Statistical Inquiry

1. Academic Writing

Luey, B. Ed. (2008). Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

2. Dissertation Guides

Bloomberg, L. D. & Volpe, M. (2012). Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map From Beginning to End
(2nd ed.)
. Los Angeles: Volpe.

Foss, S. K. & Waters, W. (2007). Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done Dissertation. NY: Rowman & Littlefield.

3. Proposal Writing

Krathwohl, D. R. & Smith, N. L. (2005). How To Prepare A Dissertation Proposal: Suggestions For Students In Education And The Social And Behavioral Sciences. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

4. Literature Review

 

Galvan, J. L. (2012). Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences(5th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.

 

Pan, M. L. (2008). Preparing Literature Reviews: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches(2nd ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.

 

5. General Research Methods

 

 

Campbell, D. T. & Stanley, J. C. (1963). <Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research. United States: Wadsworth.

 

 

6. Qualitative Research References

 

 

Berg, B. L. & Lune, H. (2011). Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences (8th Edition). Boston: Pearson Education Inc.

 

 

Corbin, C., & Strauss, A. L. (2008). Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

 

 

Hesse-Bieber, S. N., & Leavy, P. (2010). The Practice of Qualitative Research(2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

 

 

Patton, M. Q. (2014) Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods(4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

 

 

Saldana, J. (2012). The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers(2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

 

 

7. Grounded Theory

 

 

 

Glaser, B. G. & Strauss, A. L. (2011). The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. New Brunswick, NJ: Aldine Transactions.

8. Naturalistic Inquiry

 

 

 

Erlandson, David A., Harris, E. D., Skipper, B. L. & Allen, S. D. (1993). Doing Naturalistic Inquiry: A Guide to Methods. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

 

 

 

Lincoln, Y. s. & Guba, E. G. (1985). Naturalistic Inquiry. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

9. Case Study as Method

 

 

 

Yin, R. K. (2013). Case Study Research: Design and Methods (Applied Social Research Methods)(5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

 

 

10. Interview as Method

 

 

 

Gorden, R. L. (1992). Basic Interviewing Skills. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2011). Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data(3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

 

 

11. Observation as Method

 

 

 

Lofland, J., Snow, D., Anderson, L., & Lofland, L. H. (2005). Analyzing Social Settings : A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis 4TH EDITION Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

 

Spradley, J. P. (1980). Participant Observation. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

 

12. Oral History as Method

 

 

 

Yow, V. R. (2005). Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. [new edition scheduled for 2014]

 

 

13. Nonreactive Measurement as Method

 

 

 

Webb, E. J., Campbell, D. T., Schwartz, R. D., Sechrest, L., & Grove, J. B. (1986). Nonreactive Measures in the Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

 

 

14. Surveys as Method

 

 

 

Blair, J., Czaja, R. &  Blair, E. (2013). Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures (3rd ed.). London: Pine Forge Press (Sage).

 

 

Dillman, D. A. (2008). Internet, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method(3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

 

 

15. Writing in the Disciplines

 

 

 

Harris, S. R. (2014). How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

 

 

Higham, N. J. (1998). Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

 

 

Donovan, T. & Hoover, K. (2013). The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking (11th ed.). United States: Thompson Wadsworth.

Schutt, R. K. (2011). Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research (7th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

 

 

16. Statistical Inquiry

[Keep up with the latest texts in this area particularly.]

Bazeley, P. and Jackon, K. (2013) Qualitative data analysis with NVivo (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

 

Crawley, M. J. (2012). The R Book (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

 

 

Edhlund, B. M. (2013). NVivo 10 essentials: Your guide to the world’s most powerful qualitative data analysis software. Lulu.com

 

 

Salkind, N. J. (2013). Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics (5th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.