Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3196: Independent Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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.

Basic reading:


Atkinson, P. A. (et al.) (2007), Handbook of Ethnography, Sage


Brady, H. E. and Collier, D. (2004), Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards, Rowman and Littlefield


Burnham, P.,Gilland, K.,Grant, W.and Layton-Henry,Z.(2004), Research Methods in Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan


Burton, D.(ed) (2000), Research Training for Social Scientists, SAGE.


Creswell, J.W. (2008), Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, Sage


DiYanni, R. (2007), Writing about the Humanities (3rd ed.), Prentice Hall


Dunleavy, P. (2003), Authoring a PhD, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan


King, G, Keohane, R.O.and Verba,S. (1994), Designing Social Inquiry, Princeton University Press.


Silverman, D. (ed) (2004), Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, SAGE


Storey, W.K. (2008), Writing History. A Guide for Students (3rd ed.), Oxford University Press


Turabian, K. (1996), A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.