If you’re looking for some light beach reading this July, we definitely have you covered on the ‘reading’ part! We’ve put together some useful guides on research. Whether taking a summer course or looking to strengthen your research methods for September, you’ll find something useful here!
The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research by Patricia Leavy
“The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. It provides strong focus on methods instruction with coverage of theoretical approaches, analysis, writing, evaluation, and the politics of research.”
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods: A Guidebook and Resource by Steven J. Taylor
“An informative real-world guide to studying the ‘why’ of human behavior Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods is a practical, comprehensive guide to the collection and presentation of qualitative data. Unique in the market, this book describes the entire research process – from design through writing – illustrated by examples of real, complete qualitative work that clearly demonstrates how methods are used in actual practice.”
Encyclopedia of Research Design by Neil J Salkind
“Comprising more than 500 entries, the Encyclopedia of Research Design explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results.”