Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ERPM005: Designing and Communicating Research

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:

BERA (2000) Good practice in educational research writing. Nottingham, BERA.



  • Thomas, G. (2007), Education and theory: strangers in paradigms, University Press, ISBN 0335211801, 0335211798, 9780335211807, 9780335211791, Format electronic resource
  • Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2011) Research Methods in Education (7th edition). London: Routledge. [Available in digital format]
  •  Freeman, D.  (1995). Asking "Good" Questions: Perspectives from Qualitative Research on Practice, Knowledge, and Understanding in Teacher Education. TESOL Quarterly, 29, (3), 581-585. [online resources]
  • Tricia Serviss, Sandra Jamieson (2017). Points of departure: Rethinking student source use and writing studies research. Utah State University Press. [Available in digital format]
  • Troudi, S. (2014). Paradigmatic nature and theoretical framework in educational research. Inspiring Academic Practice, 1, (2), 1-11. [Available online: []
  • Myhill DA, Jones SM, Lines H, Watson A (2012). Re-thinking grammar: the impact of embedded grammar teaching on students' writing and students' metalinguistic understanding. Research Papers in Education, 27(2), 139-166
  • Myhill, D.A. Lines, H.E and Watson, A. (2012) Making Meaning with Grammar: a Repertoire of Possibilities  mETAphor    2:1-10
  • ·      Lines, H.E and Myhill, D.A. (2012)  Grammar for Writing: Using Knowledge of Grammar to improve Writing. Classroom  18: 45-48