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  1. LibGuides: online library support and resources for your subject 1 item
  2. Useful websites 3 items
    1. The Political Studies Association

      Website  Political Studies Association site with an excellent Gateway link to over 3,000 political information sources (including IPE and IR)

    2. The National Archives

      Website  The National Archives site with information on events, newly released records and online catalogues

  3. Term 1 105 items
    1. Week 1: Methods in Context 5 items
      1. Essential readings: 1 item
        1. Political research: methods and practical skills - Sandra Halperin, Oliver Heath 2017

          Book  Read chapters 1-3 pp. 1-78

      2. Additional readings: 2 items
        1. Introduction and Chapter 1 [IN] Research methods in politics - Burnham, Peter, Lutz, Karin Gillan, Grant, Wyn, Layton-Henry, Zig

          Chapter  Nurse Killam’s explanation of ontology and epistemology is useful and can be found here:

      3. Online resources: 2 items
        1. Ontology and Epistemology

          Webpage  For a good, but brief definition of ontology and epistemology

        2. Complex Research Terminology Simplified: Paradigms, Ontology, Epistemology and Methodology 24/9/2013

          Audio-visual document  Nurse Killam’s explanation of ontology and epistemology is useful

    2. Week 2: How to write a research proposal 5 items
      1. Essential readings: 1 item
        1. Political research: methods and practical skills - Sandra Halperin, Oliver Heath 2017

          Book  Read chapters 4-6

      2. Additional readings: 2 items
      3. Online resources: 2 items
        1. Early Stage Research Training: Epistemology & Ontology in Social Science Research - Dr Arwen Raddon

          Document  Some lecture slides from Dr Arwen Raddon, University of Leicester

    3. Week 3: Pragmatism in research practice (grounded theory) 17 items
      1. Essential readings: 1 item
      2. Additional reading 9 items
        1. The SAGE handbook of grounded theory - Antony Bryant, Kathy Charmaz 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        2. Feminism, Grounded Theory, and Situational Analysis Revisited - Adele E. Clarke

          Chapter 

        3. Grounded Theory - Julianne S. Oktay 17/01/2012

          Book 

        4. Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory - Juliet M. Corbin, Anselm L. Strauss c2008 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        5. Grounded theory in practice - Anselm Leonard Strauss, Juliet Corbin 1997

          Book 

        6. Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide - Cathy Urquhart 2013

          Book 

      3. Examples of how the method has been used 3 items
      4. Online resources 4 items
        1. Website of The Grounded Theory Institute, which provides an introduction to grounded theory as well as excepts of interesting and relevant books: http://www.groundedtheory.com/ 

           

        2. Temple University brief introduction to Grounded Theory: http://guides.temple.edu/groundedtheory

        3. Graham Gibbs and Kathy Charmaz discuss grounded theory, YouTube video, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5AHmHQS6WQ

        4. A story of grounded theory from Isabell Walsh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTgiRQqa3m0

    4. Week 4: Conducting ethnographic research (participant observation) 17 items
      1. Essential readings: 3 items
      2. Additional reading 9 items
        1. Ethnography: Post, Past and Present - Paul Atkinson, Amanda Coffey, Sara Delamont 10/1999

          Article 

        2. Symbolic Interactionism - Herbert Blumer April 11, 1986 (Paperback)

          Book 

        3. Mind, Self, and Society - George Herbert Mead August 15, 1967 (Paperback)

          Book 

        4. Manifesto for "Ethnography" - Paul Willis and Mats Trondman 2000

          Article 

      3. Examples of how the method has been applied 4 items
      4. Online resources 1 item
        1. Dr. Graham Gibbs' (University of Huddersfield) lectures on ethnography / participant observation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8doV3P0us4 (part 1), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JADIR-J9Ht4 (part 2).

    5. Week 5: Using qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, embodied research) 19 items
      1. Essential reading 3 items
        1. Chapter 9 [IN] Research methods in politics

          Chapter 

      2. Additional reading 10 items
        1. Exploring the Concept of Embodied Research: Does It Take One to Know One? - Rebecca Sutherns, Ivy L. Bourgeault, Yvonne James 2014

          Book 

      3. Examples of how the method has been applied 4 items
      4. Online resources 2 items
        1. How to not do an in-depth interview, by ITECH, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4UKwd0KExc. See if you can spot 10 mistakes in the interviewer's style.

           

        2. UK Data Service guidelines on qualitative interviews, available here: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/teaching-resources/interview/qualitative

    6. Week 6: Methods for political theory 2 items
      1. Essential Readings: 2 items
    7. Week 7: Discourse Analysis 11 items
      1. Essential readings: 2 items
        1. Discourse - Howarth, David R.

          Book 

      2. Examples of how the method has been used: 6 items
      3. Online resources: 3 items
        1. Teun van Dijk. Discourse and Knowledge 25/4/2013

          Audio-visual document 

    8. Week 8: Questionnaire Design 1 item
      1. Essential readings: 1 item
    9. Week 9: The logic of political surveys: sampling, causality, hypothesis testing 16 items
      1. Essential readings: 2 items
        1. The craft of political research - W. Phillips Shively 2017 (electronic resource)

          Book  Chapter 6

      2. Additional reading 7 items
        1. Chapter 4 [IN] Research methods in politics - Burnham, Peter, Lutz, Karin Gillan, Grant, Wyn, Layton-Henry, Zig

          Chapter 

        2. Designing surveys: a guide to decisions and procedures - Ronald Czaja, Johnny Blair c2005 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        3. Questionnaire design, interviewing and attitude measurement - A. N. Oppenheim 1992(2001 reprint)

          Book 

      3. Some examples of how the method has been applied 4 items
        1. War and Elections. - Stevens, Daniel1 2015

          Article 

        2. Protest business? Mobilizing campaigning groups - A. G. Jordan 1997

          Book 

      4. Online resources: 3 items
        1. A survey in 10 steps 26/9/2014

          Audio-visual document 

    10. Week 10: Inputting data into SPSS, descriptive statistics into SPSSS 9 items
      1. There is no essential reading for the SPSS workshops, but you may find the following guides useful for your own analysis. 4 items
        1. IBM SPSS by Example: a practical guide to statistical data analysis - Alan C. Elliott, Wayne A. Woodward 2016

          Book 

        2. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics - Andy P. Field 2013

          Book 

        3. Basic SPSS tutorial - Manfred te Grotenhuis, Anneke Matthijssen 2016

          Book 

      2. online resources: 5 items
        1. Enter data and define variables in SPSS 12/8/2013

          Audio-visual document  Here is a refresher on how to set up SPSS with your variables. This is a necessary first step before you can enter any data

        2. Entering Data into SPSS 10/2/2012

          Audio-visual document  Andy Field is a legend in quantitative data analysis and poor humour. You can find his guide on entering data into SPSS here

        3. Frequencies and Descriptive Statistics 27/6/2011

          Audio-visual document  For frequencies and descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode), follow this guide here

        4. SPSS for Beginners 2 Frequency Counts and Descriptive Statistics 14/2/2011

          Audio-visual document  This video from RStats Institute is also useful for showing how to produce frequency counts and descriptive statistics

        5. How do I interpret the results from crosstabs? | SPSS FAQ - IDRE Stats

          Webpage  UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education provides a good set of ‘how to’ guides for analysis in SPSS. See, for example, the guidance on interpreting a crosstab

    11. Week 11 Experimental design and search for quasi-experiments 3 items
      1. Essential readings: 2 items
      2. Example of how the method has been applied: 1 item
        1. Partisanship and Perceptions of Fairness: Ignoring the Facts - Stevens, Daniel P.Allen, BLawrence, EDSullivan, JL 2015

          Article 

  4. Term 2 112 items
    1. Week 1: Research in International Relations 9 items
      1. Required reading: 3 items
      2. Further reading: 6 items
    2. Week 2: Archival research: Archaeology, Genealogy and Problematisation 12 items
      1. Required reading: 2 items
      2. Further reading: 10 items
        1. Discourse - David R. Howarth 2000 (electronic resource)

          Book 

    3. Week 3: Britain's Iraq War and the Chilcot Inquiry: Researching Security through the Archive 9 items
      1. Required Reading: 2 items
        In advance of this session you will be directed to a small number of documents within the archive. Please read them carefully before the session.
      2. Further Reading: 7 items
        1. Strong J (2017) Public Opinion, Legitimacy and Tony Blair's War in Iraq. London: Routledge.

    4. Week 4: Feminist International Relations 12 items
      1. Required Reading: 2 items
      2. Further Reading: 10 items
        1. Global gender issues - V. Spike Peterson, Anne Sisson Runyan 1999

          Book 

        2. Feminism and War - Robin L. Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty And Minnie Bruce Pratt, Editors. 15 October, 2008

          Book 

        3. Gendering Jones: Feminisms, IRs, Masculinities - Terrell Carver, Molly Cochran and Judith Squires 1998

          Article 

    5. Week 5: Conducting feminist research in International Relations 12 items
      1. Required Reading: 2 items
      2. Further Reading: 10 items
        1. Feminist methodologies for international relations - Brooke A. Ackerly, Maria Stern, Jacqui True 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        2. Feminist research in theory and practice - Gayle Letherby 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        3. Feminist dilemmas in qualitative research - Jane Ribbens, Rosalind Edwards 1998

          Book 

        4. Women, culture, and international relations - Vivienne Jabri, Eleanor O'Gorman 1999

          Book 

    6. Week 6: Aesthetics, Visualisations and Visuality in Global Politics 14 items
      1. Required Reading: 2 items
      2. Further Reading: 12 items
        1. Introduction: art, politics, purpose - ALEX DANCHEV and DEBBIE LISLE 2009

          Article 

        2. Baudrillard, J. 2000. Photography, or the writing of light. Trans François Debrix. Ctheory April 12. N.P. Available at: https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ctheory/article/view/14605/5462

    7. Week 7: Visual Methods: Image analysis and photo essays 16 items
      1. Required Reading: 7 items
        1. Methods: 1 item
        2. Exemplars: Photo Interpretation (read one) 3 items
          1. OR

        3. Exemplars: Photo Essays (read one) 3 items
          1. OR

          2. Lost in the aftermath - Debbie Lisle, Heather L Johnson 02/04/2018

            Article 

      2. Further Reading: 9 items
        1. Cinematic geopolitics - Michael J. Shapiro 2009

          Book 

    8. Week 8 & Week 9: Whose Story is it?: On standpoint and deployment 15 items
      1. Required Reading: 5 items
      2. Further Reading: 3 items
        1. BBC 2 Documentary: A Passage to Britain (2018)

      3. Background Reading: 7 items
        1. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

          Book 

        2. Black skin, white masks - Frantz Fanon 2008 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        3. In other worlds: essays in cultural politics - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 1988

          Book 

        4. The location of culture - Homi K. Bhabha 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book 

    9. Week 10: Writing a Literature Review 9 items
      1. Further Reading: 9 items
        1. The SAGE handbook of fieldwork - Dick Hobbs, Richard Wright 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book 

    10. Week 11: Research Design, Research Questions, and Research Ethics 4 items
      1. Required Reading: 1 item
      2. Further Reading: 3 items
        1. Political research: methods and practical skills - Sandra Halperin, Oliver Heath 2017

          Book 

        2. Theory and methods in political science - David Marsh, Gerry Stoker c2010 (electronic resource)

          Book 

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