Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM308: Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

Core Text Book:

• Thomas, G. (2017) How to do your research project : a guide for students in education and applied social sciences (3rd edition) London Sage

Essential Reading:

• Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2018) Research Methods in Education (8th edition) London Routledge

• Bell, J. (2018) Doing your research project (8th edition) London Open University Press

• Pring, R. (2015) Philosophy of Educational Research (3rd edition) London Bloomsbury

• Robson, C. (2011) Real world research : a resource for users of social research methods in applied setting (3rd edition) Chichester Wiley

• Wellington, J. (2015) Education Research: contemporary issues and practical approaches (2nd edition) London Bloomsbury


Recommended Reading:

• Bryman, A. (2018) Social Research Methods (5th edition) Oxford Oxford University Press.

• Cresswell, J. (2014) Educational research planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th edition) London Pearson

• Crotty, M. (1998) The Foundations of Social Research : meaning and perspective in the research process London Sage

• Descombe, M. (2017) The Good Research Guide for Small-scale Social Research Projects (6th edition) Buckingham: Open University Press.

• Miles, M., Huberman, A. & Saldana, J. (2014) Qualitative data analysis: a methods sourcebook (3rd edition) Arizona State University.

• Hammersley, M. (2007) Educational Research: Policy Making and Practice, London: Paul Chapman.

• Davis, D. J., Brunn-Bevel, R. J., Olive, J. L., & Jones, S. R. (Eds.). (2015). Intersectionality in educational research (1st edition). Sterling, Virginia: Stylus.