Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM190: Research Methods Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

P. A. Atkinson (et al.). Handbook of Ethnography (Sage, 2007).
H. E. Brady and D. Collier. Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).
A. Bryman. 'Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How is it done?' in Qualitative Research 6 (1), 2006: 97-113.
J. W. Creswell. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches (Sage, 2008).
J. W. Creswell and V. L. Plano Clark. Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research (Sage, 2010 [2nd ed.]).
D. Della Porta and M. Keating (eds). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
R. DiYanni. Writing about the Humanities (Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 2007)
D. Eickelman, The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001)
M. Hammersley and P. Atkinson. Ethnography: Principles in Practice Routledge, 2007 [3rd ed.]).
A. Hourani, Islam in European Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1981)
W. K. Storey, Writing History. A Guide for Students (Oxford University Press, 3rd, ed., 2008)
C. Marshall and G. C. Rossman. Designing Qualitative Research (Sage, 2010 [5th ed.]).
W. Outhwaite and S. W. Turner. The Sage Handbook of Social Science Methodology (Sage, 2007).
P. Pennings, H. Keman and J. Kleinnijenhuis. Doing Research in Political Science: An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics (Sage, 2005 [2nd ed.]).
M. Rodinson, Europe and the Mystique of the Orient (University of Washington Press, 1987)
E. Said, Orientalism (Penguin, 1985)
D. Silverman. Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook (Sage, 2010 [3rd ed.]).
D. Silverman. Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice (Sage, 2004 [3rd ed.]).
J. Sprague. Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers: Bridging Differences (Altamira, 2005).
V. R. Yow. Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Sage, 2005 [2nd ed.]).