Recommended readings BRPP

The following books are recommended and will be forming the foundation of the course. You can acquire texts via Amazon.com for relatively modest sums and read them on your computer, tablet or Kindle:

Bazeley, P., and Jackson, K. (2013) Qualitative Data Analysis with NVIVO, 2nd Edition, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, Sage Publications Ltd.

Chong, P. H-S. (2015) How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences: A very practical guide for students, Los Angeles-London,Sage.

Creswell, J.W., (2014) Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, Sage Publications Ltd.

Dunleavey, P. (2003) How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation, New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Gauch, H. (2012) Scientific Method in Brief, New York, Cambridge University Press.

Gimbel, S. (2011) Exploring the Scientific Method, Chicago-London, University of Chicago Press.

Garson, G.D. (2012) Integrating Theory in Research and Dissertation Writing, Statistical Associates Blue Book Series, www.statisticalassociates.com

Garson, G.D. (2013) Factor Analysis, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series

Garson, G.D. (2013) Scales and Measures, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series.

Garson, G.D. (2013) The Literature Review in Research and Dissertation Writing, Statistical Associates Blue Book Series,www.statisticalassociates.com

Garson, G.D. (2013) Research Design, Statistical Associates Blue Book Series,www.statisticalassociates.com

Garson, G.D. (2014) Multiple Regression, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series.

Garson, G.D. (2015) Structural Equation Modelling, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series. 

Garson, G.D. (2016) Partial Least Squares, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series 

Garson, G.D. (2016) Survey Research & Sampling, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series

Garson, G.D. (2016) Validity & Reliability, Statistical Associates Publishing, Blue Book Series

Hunt Ogden, E. (2002) Completing your Doctoral Dissertation or Master's Thesis in two Semesters or less, Toronto-Oxford,Scarecrow Education.

Mewburn, I. (2013) How to Tame your PhD, Thesis Whisperer Books.

Rovai, A.P., Baker, J.D., and Ponton, M.K. (2013) Social Science Research Design and Statistics: A Practitioner's Guide to Research Methods and SPSS Analysis, 1st Edition, Chesapeake VA, Watertree Press. 

Saldana, J. (2016) The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, Sage Publications Ltd. 

Staines, G.M., Johnson, K., and Bonacci, M. (2008) Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing and Presentation Strategies for Students, Toronto-Plymouth, Scarecrow Press.

Yin, R.K. (2014) Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 5th Edition, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, Sage Publications Ltd

Additional reading materials are available in each topic. You are encouraged to read more widely around the topics of this course.