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Methodology

There are a number of different types of research. These include survey research, action research, experimental research, evaluation and performance measurement, ethnography, and case studies, among others. Which one you choose will depend on your subject area. Below are a range of resources that may be useful in developing your methodology. This section concludes with advice from students and supervisors for dealing with conflicts about methodology.

Research methods: general

Bergman, M. (2008). Advances in mixed methods research: theories and applications. Los Angeles, Sage

............................................................... CDU Library: 001.42 ADVA

 

 

Burns, R. (2000). Introduction to research methods. Frenchs Forest, Pearson Education.

.......................................................................CDU Library: 370.72 BURN

 

Greenfield, T. (2002). Research methods for postgraduates. London: Arnold.

.......................................................................CDU Library: 001.42 RESE

 

 

Grinnell, R. M. (2001). Social work research and evaluation: quantitative and qualitative approaches. Itasca, F.E. Peacock Publishers.

................................................................. CDU Library: 361.3072 GRIN

 

 

Jupp, V. ed. (2006). The Sage dictionary of social research methods. London, Sage.

................................................................. CDU Library: 300.72 JUPP

 

 

Kumar, R. (2011). Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners. Frenchs Forest, NSW, Pearson Longman.

................................................................... CDU Library: 001.4 KUMA

 

Neuman, W. L. (2005). Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches. London, Allyn and Bacon.

................................................................ CDU Library: 301.01 NEUM

 

 

Royse, D. (2008). Research methods in social work. Belmont, Calif., Thomson Brooks/Cole.

............................................................CDU Library 361.32072 ROYS

 

 

Rubin, A. and Babbie, E. Research methods for social work. Belmont, Calif., Thomson Brooks/Cole, c2008.

............................................................ CDU Library 361.0072 RUBI

 

Teddlie, C and Tashakkori, A. Foundations of mixed methods research: integrating quantitative and qualitative techniques in the social and behavioural sciences. Thousand Oakes, Calif., Sage.

................................................................CDU Library: 0001.42 TEDD

 

 

Thomas, M. (2003). Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Corwin Press.

...................................................................CDU Library: 001.42 THOM

 

Trochim, W. M. (2006). Research methods knowledge base.
This introductory, web-based textbook covers the entire research process.

 

 

Wiersma, W. and S. G. Jurs (2009). Research methods in education: an introduction. Boston, Pearson.

........................................................... CDU Library: 370.72 WIER


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Qualitative methods

Kerlin, B. A. (2003). Qualitative Research.
This site covers many issues in qualitative inquiry as well as providing a bibliography and links to journals and software resources.


Knowles, J. and Cole, A.L. (2008). Handbook of the arts in qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, California, Sage.

................................................................CDU Library: 300.72 KNOW

 

 

Kvale, S. (1996). Interviews: an introduction to qualitative research interviewing. Thousand Oaks Calif., Sage.

...............................................................CDU Library: 300.723 KVAL

 

 

Liamputtong, P. and D. Ezzy (2009). Qualitative research methods. Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

................................................................. CDU Library: 610.72 LIAM

 

Meloy, J.M. (2002). Writing the qualitative dissertation: understanding by doing. 2nd ed. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.

...............................................................CDU Library: 808.02 MELO

 

Stewart, D. (2007). Focus groups: theory and practise. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Sage.

.................................................................CDU Library: 300.72 STEW

 


Uwe, F. (2006). An introduction to qualitative research. London, Sage.

................................................................CDU Library: 300.723 FLIC

 

Nova Southeastern University, The Qualitative Report. An online journal dedicated to qualitative research and critical inquiry since 1990.
This site links to articles, web resources, papers and journals on qualitative research.

Forum: qualitative social research.
FQS is a peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research. It includes thematic issues on a wide range of topics including cultural sciences, qualitative research, biographical research, and reflexivity. Debates, discussion and reviews are also included. FQS is an open access journal.

 

Denzin, N. K. and Y. S. Lincoln, Eds. (2000).The Sage Handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, California, Sage Publications.

....................................................................CDU Library: 300.72 HAND

 

 

International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta. International journal of qualitative methods.
The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is a web-based peer reviewed journal published quarterly. It is a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual journal, free to the public.

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Quantitative methods

McGraw-Hill Companies (2008). Educational Research and statistics: Valuable web sites.

Bowling, A. (2002). Research methods in health: investigating health and health services. Section III. Quantitative research: sampling and research methods. Buckingham, Philadelphia, Open University Press.

...............................................................CDU Library: 362.1072 BOW

 

Ferson, S and M. A. Burgman (2002). Quantitative methods for conservation biology. New York, Springer.

....................................................... CDU Library: 333.95160151 QUAN

 

Nesbary, D.K. (2000). Survey research and the World Wide Web. Boston, Allyn and Bacon.

........................................................... CDU Library: 300.723 NESB

 

(2006). Quantitative research [videorecording]: methods in the social sciences. New York: Insight Media.

...........................................CDU Library Alice Springs: 300.7123 QUAL

 

Thyer, B. A. (2001). The handbook of social work research methods. Part 1: Quantitative approaches. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

................................................................CDU Library: 361.0072 HAND

 

 

Dealing with conflict: tips from advisors

Supervisors and Students
Supervisors  
How would you deal with conflict when it comes to establishing / selecting research methodologies?  

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CDU related links:

Consult chapter 3 of Blaxter: 'Thinking about methods'

 

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