Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM082: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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 (Palgrave MacMillan).


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


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


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


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


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 (Oxford University Press, 3rd, ed.)


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