Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1047: Imagining Social Worlds: Qualitative Research

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 Texts


Lune, H., & Berg, B. L. (2017). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (9th ed). Harlow: Pearson

Magnusson, E., & Marecek, J. (2015). Doing Interview-based Qualitative Research: A Learner's Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shon, P. C. (2015). How to read journal articles in the social sciences: A very practical guide for students (2nd edition). London: Sage.


Supplementary Texts


Alvesson, M. (2010). Interpreting Interviews. London: SAGE Publications Ltd

Boynton, P. (2016) The Research Companion: A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development (2nd Edition). Routledge.

Brinkmann, S. (2013). Qualitative Interviewing. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Gilbert, N. and Stoneman, P. 2016 Researching Social Life. 4th Edition. London: Sage

Gibbs, G. (2007). Analyzing Qualitative Data.

Guest, G., MacQueen, K., & Namey, E. (2018). Applied Thematic Analysis. Sage.

Guthrie, G. (2010). Basic research methods: An entry to social science research. SAGE Publications’

Robson, C., & McCartan, K. (2015). Real World Research (4th edition). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

Skinner, J. 2012. The Interview: An Ethnographic Approach. London: Berg.