Thursday, November 05, 2015

New print books on Research Methodology

Following on from our update on our new ebooks on research methodology, this month we have added several new print titles to the catalogue to support anyone conducting research at GSA, from undergraduate to professional level. 

Systematic approaches to a successful literature review  by Andrew Booth is a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature review that covers topics such as concept analysis, scoping, and mapping, as well as a guide to writing up and presenting your project. This book is aimed at researchers at all levels.

Social Research Methods by Alan Bryman covers qualitative and quantitative research methods without complicated mathematical formulae. It's also accompanied by an online resource centre which includes an Excel tutorial guide, and real-life student experiences. 

We also have the third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, which has 14 new topics such arts-based inquiry and the politics of evaluation.

Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data, by Herbert Rubin and Irene Rubin, will guide you through interviewing step-by-step. The book assumers you're a begginner, is written in a clear conversational tone and highlights how to recover from common mistakes interviewers make. 

If you're interested in writing or using case studies, we have Case Study Research: Design and Methods by Robert Yin. It includes tutorials, sections on values and ethics, and exemplary case studies. 

Finally, if you're writing about film or using film as a source, Using Film as a Source by Sian Barber, is intended for both research which uses film in disciplines like social and cultural history and politics, as well as students or researchers writing specifically about film.