Research Literature

The following is a list of published texts that might prove useful to anyone undertaking research in any aspect of prison education or any form of penelogical research. If you would like to add to this list, or comment on any of the text, we would be pleased to hear from you.
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The categories are as follows;

GENERAL
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
ACTION RESEARCH
CASE STUDY RESEARCH
ETHNOGRAPHY
EVALUATIVE RESEARCH
RESEARCH METHODS

 


GENERAL

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. and Tight, M. (1996)
How to Research
Buckingham. Open University Press.

Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.C. and Williams, J.M. (1995)
The Craft of Research
Chicago. University of Chicago Press.

Bouma, G.D. and Atkinson, G.J.B. (1997)
A Handbook of Social Science Research
Oxford. Oxford University Press.

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

Coffey, A., and Atkinson, P. (1996)
Making Sense of Qualitative Data: Complimentary Research Strategies
London. Sage.

Creswell, J. (1998)
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions
London. Sage.

Denscombe, M. (1998)
The Good Research Guide
Buckingham. Open University Press.

DePoy, E. and Gitlin, L.N. (1998)
Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies
London. Mosby.

Edwards, A. and Talbot, R (1999)
The Hard-Pressed Researcher: A Research Handbook for the Caring Professions
London. Longman.

Flick, U. (1999)
An Introduction to Qualitative Research
London. Sage.

Frankfort-Nachmias, C., and Nachmias, D. (1996)
Research Methods in the Social Sciences
London. Arnold.

Gilbert, N. (ed) (1998)
Researching Social Life
London. Sage.

Hammersley, M. (ed). (1994)
Social Research; Philosophy, Policy and Practice
London. Sage.

Herbert, M. (1990)
Planning a Research Project: A Guide for Practitioners and Trainees in the Helping Professions
London. Cassell.

Holloway, I. (1997)
Basic Concepts for Qualitative Research
Oxford. Blackwell Scientific.

Layder, D. (1993)
New Strategies in Social Research
Cambridge. Polity Press.

Mason, J. (1997)
Qualitative Research
London. Sage.

Marshall, C. and Rossman, G.B. (1999)
Designing Qualitative Research
London. Sage.

May, T. (1998)
Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process
Buckingham. Open University Press.

Maykut, P. and Morehouse, R. (1996)
Beginning Qualitative Research: A Philosophic and Practical Guide
London. Falmer Press.

McNeil, P. (1995)
Research Methods
London. Routledge.

Oliver, P. (1997)
Teach Yourself Research for Business, Marketing and Education
London. Hodder and Stoughton.

Preece, R. (1996)
Starting Research: An Introduction to Academic Research and Dissertation Writing
London. Pinter.

Pring, R. (2000)
Philosophy of Educational Research
London and New York. Continuum.

Robson, C. (1993)
Real World Research: A Resource for Social Scientists and Practitioner-Researchers
Oxford. Blackwell.

Seale, C. (Ed). (1998)
Researching Society and Culture
London. Sage.

Silverman, D. (ed). (1998)
Qualitative Research ? Theory, Method and Practice
London. Sage.

Silverman, D. (2000)
Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook
London. Sage.

Strauss, A. and Corbin, J. (1998)
Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Processes for Developing Grounded Theory
London. Sage.

Terre-Blanche, M. and Derrenheim, K. (eds). (1999)
Research in Practice
Cape Town. University of Cape Town Press.

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EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Bell, J. (1999)
Doing your Research Project: A Guide to First Time Researchers in Education and Social Sciences
Buckingham. Open University Press.

Bell, J., Bush, T., Fox, A., Goodey, J. and Goulding, S. (eds). (1987)
Conducting Small-Scale Investigations in Education Management
London. Harper and Row.

Brown, A. and Dowling, P. (1998)
Doing Research/Reading Research: A Mode of Interrogation for Education
London. Falmer Press.

Cohen, L. and Manion, L. (1989)
Research Methods in Education
London. Routledge.

Hammersley, M., (ed) (1993)
Educational Research: Current Issues
London. The Open University.

Hitchcock, G. and Hughes, D. (1995)
Research and the Teacher: A Qualitative Introduction to School-based Research
London. Routledge.

Rockhill, K. (1982) Researching Participation in Adult Education: The Potential of the Qualitative Perspective
Adult Education, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 3 ? 19

Scott, D. (1996)
Ethnography and Education
in Scott, D., and Usher, R. (eds) Understanding Educational Research.
London and New York. Routledge

Stronach, I. and Maclure, M. (1997)
Educational Research Undone: The Postmodern Embrace
Buckingham. Open University Press.

PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Breakwell, G.M., Hammond, S. and Fife-Schaw (2000)
Research Methods in Psychology
London. Sage.

Hayes, N. (2000)
Doing Psychological Research
Buckingham. Open University Press.

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ACTION RESEARCH

Elliot, J. (1991)
Action Research for Educational Change
Buckingham. Open University Press.

McNiff, J., Lomax, P. and Whitehead, J. (1996)
You and Your Action Research Project.
London. Routledge.

Winter, R. (1989)
Learning from Experience: Principles and Practice in Action Research
London. Falmer Press.

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CASE STUDY RESEARCH

Bassey, M. (1999)
Case Study Research in Educational Settings
Buckingham. Open University Press.

Gomm, R., Hammersley, M. and Foster, P. (eds). (2000)
Case Study Method
London. Sage.

Stake, R. (1995)
The Art of Case Study Research
London. Sage.

Yin, R. (1993)
Applications of Case Study Research
London. Sage.

Yin, R. (1994)
Case Study Research ? Design and Methods
London. Sage.

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ETHNOGRAPHY

Coffey, A. (1999)
The Ethnographic Self
London. Sage.

Fetterman, D.M. (1989)
Ethnography: Step by Step
London. Sage.

LeCompte, M.D. and Schensul, J.J. (1999)
Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research: The Ethnographers Toolkit Volume 1
London. Altamira Press.

Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P. (1997)
Ethnography: Principles in Practice
London. Routledge.

Schensul, S.L., Schensul, J.J. and LeCompte, M.D. (1999)
Essential Ethnographic Methods: The Ethnographers Toolkit Volume 2
London. Altamira Press.

Wolcott, H.F. (1999)
Ethnography: A Way of Seeing
London. AltaMira.

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EVALUATIVE RESEARCH

Clarke, A. (1999)
Evaluation Research. An Introduction to Principles, Methods and Practice
London. Sage.

Owen, J.M. and Rogers, P.J. (1999)
Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches
London. Sage.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1998)
Realistic Evaluation
London. Sage.

Robson, C. (2000)
Small Scale Evaluation
London. Sage.

Shaw, I.F. (1999)
Qualitative Evaluation
London. Sage.

Thackwray, B. (1997)
Effective Evaluation of Training and Development in Higher Education
London. Kogan Page.

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RESEARCH METHODS

Arksey, H. and Knight, P. (1999)
Interviewing for Social Scientists
London. Sage.

Burgess, R.G. (1997)
In the Field: An Introduction to Field Research
London. Routledge.

Boyatziz, R.E. (1998)
Transforming Qualitative Information
London. Sage.

Bryman, A. and Cramer, D. (1997)
Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS for Windows: A Guide for Social Scientists
London. Routledge.

Coffey, A. and Atkinson, P. (1996)
Making Sense of Qualitative Data
London. Sage.

Coolican, H. (1999)
Research Methods and Statistics
London. Hodder and Stoughton.

Denzin, N., and Lincoln. Y. (eds) (2000)
Handbook of Qualitative Research (2nd Ed)
Thousands Oaks. Sage Publications Inc.

Ely, M., Vinz, R., Downing, M. and Anzul, M. (1997)
On Writing Qualitative Research: Living by Words
London. The Falmer Press.

Fink, A. (1995)
How to Design Surveys
London. Sage.

Hague, P. (1994)
Questionnaire Design
London. Kogan Page.

Keats, D.M. (2000)
Interviewing: A Guide for Students and Professionals
Buckingham. Open University Press.

Kvale, S. (1996)
Interviews: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing
London. Sage.

Litwin, M. (1995)
How to Measure Survey Reliability and Validity
London. Sage.

Lincoln, V. and Guba, E. (1985)
Naturalistic Inquiry
Newbury Park, CA. Sage.

Miles, M.B. and Huberman, A.M. (1994)
Qualitative Data Analysis
London. Sage.

Oppenheim, A.N. (1996)
Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement
London. Pinter.

Richardson, J.T.E ? (ed.) (1998)
Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods
Leicester. British Psychological Society.

Rowntree, D. (1991)
Statistics without Tears
London. Penguin.

Rubin, H.J. and Rubin I.S. (1995)
Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data
London. Sage

Silverman, D. (1997)
Interpreting Qualitative Data: Methods for Analysing Talk, Text and Interaction
London. Sage.

Stewart, D.W. and Shamdasani, P.N. (1990)
Focus Groups: Theory and Practice
London. Sage.

Sudman, S. and Bradburn, N. (1982)
Asking Questions: A Practical Guide to Questionnaire Design
California. Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.

Symon, G. and Cassell, C. (eds) (1998)
Qualitative Methods and Analysis in Organisational Research: A Practical Guide
London. Sage.

Wolcott, H. (1994)
Transforming Qualitative Data: Description, Analysis, and Interpretation
Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage

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