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This list relates to the year 2014-2015 Academic Year which ended on 31/08/2015
  1. Week 1 - Introduction to research methodology 2 items
    1. Are the Social Sciences Really Inferior? - Fritz Machlup Jan., 1961

      Article Essential

    2. Philosophies of social science: the classic and contemporary readings - Delanty, Gerard, Strydom, Piet 2003

      Book Essential Chapter: ‘What is the philosophy of social science?’

  2. Week 2 - On the history of methodology and logics of inquiry 9 items
    1. Seminar Reading 1 item
      1. An introduction to probability and inductive logic - Hacking, Ian 2001

        Book Essential Chapter 1 and 2

    2. Further Readings 8 items
      1. How we think - John Dewey 1910

        Book Recommended pp. 79-100

      2. The novum organon =: or A true guide to the interpretation of nature - Bacon, Francis, Kitchin, George William 1855

        Book Recommended 'Idola' (p.18) and 'Critique of Superstition' (p. 58-74)

      3. A discourse on method ; Meditations on the first philosophy; Principles of philosophy] - Descartes, René, Veitch, John 1912

        Book Recommended chapter 1 and 2

      4. Principles of philosophy - Descartes, René, Miller, Valentine Rodger, Miller, Reese P. c1983

        Book Recommended

      5. Routledge philosophy guidebook to Descartes and The meditations - Hatfield, Gary C., Descartes, René 2003

        Book Recommended pp. 281-312

      6. Men of mathematics - Bell, E. T. 1937

        Book Recommended pp. 35-54 'Gentleman, soldier and mathematician'

  3. Week 3 - Positivism 17 items
    1. Seminar Reading 2 items
      1. Science and human behavior - Skinner, B. F. [1953]

        Book Essential

      2. The philosophy of social research - Hughes, John A., Sharrock, W. W. 1997

        Book Essential Chapter 2: ‘The Positivist Orthodoxy’, esp. pp. 42-53

    2. Further Readings 15 items
      1. The Mind Managers - Huw Richards April 1985

        Webpage Recommended

      2. The Limits To Learning - James Montier 09/07/2006

        Webpage Recommended

      3. Choice, welfare and measurement - Sen, Amartya 1982

        Book Recommended A.Sen, 'Description as choice', pp. 432-448

      4. Rational choice theory: an overview - Steve Green

        Document Recommended

      5. Positivism and sociology - Giddens, Anthony 1974

        Book Recommended Chapter: The rational properties of scientific and common sense activities

      6. Choice, welfare and measurement - Sen, Amartya 1982

        Book Recommended

      7. The philosophy of economics: an anthology - Hausman, Daniel M. 1994

        Book Recommended Chapter 1: On the definition and method of political economy

      8. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume - David Hume 2009

        Webpage Recommended Chapter 5: Sceptical solution of these doubts

      9. The logic of scientific discovery - Popper, Karl R. 1965

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'Scientific Method' pp.27-48

      10. Introduction to rhetorical economics - Eszter Petho 2005

        Article Recommended

      11. Irrational exuberance - Shiller, Robert J. c2005

        Book Recommended pp. 31-55

      12. Capital and language: from the new economy to the war economy - Marazzi, Christian, Hardt, Michael, Conti, Greg c2008

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'From postfordism to the new economy'

      13. Reason and revolution: Hegel and the rise of social theory - Marcuse, Herbert 1954

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'The foundations of positivism and the rise of sociology'

      14. Comte and the Encyclopedia - A. Wernick 01/07/2006

        Article Recommended

  4. Week 4 - Secondary data: library searches and databases 2 items
    1. Seminar Reading 2 items
      1. Business research methods - Quinlan, Christina c2011

        Book Essential Chapter: 'Using secondary data and archival sources’

      2. Business research methods - Bryman, Alan, Bell, Emma c2011

        Book Essential Chapter: ‘Secondary analysis and official statistics’, pp. 311-332

  5. Week 5 - Discourse 15 items
    1. Seminar Reading 1 item
    2. Further Readings 14 items
      1. The essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984 - Foucault, Michel, Rabinow, Paul, Faubon, James D. 2000-2

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'Question of method'

      2. Social research methods: a reader - Seale, Clive 2004

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'Foucault and discourse'

      3. The essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984 - Foucault, Michel, Rabinow, Paul, Faubon, James D. 2000-2

        Book Recommended 'Truth and juridical forms' Section IV and V, pp. 52-89

      4. Philosophy and truth: selections from Nietzsche's notebooks of the early 1870's - Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, Breazeale, Daniel 1979

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'On truth and lies in a non moral sense'

      5. The Return of grand theory in the human sciences - Skinner, Quentin 1985

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'Michel Foucault'

      6. A genealogy of morals - Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, Haussmann, William August, Gray, John, Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm 1897, t.p. 1907

        Book Recommended

      7. Untying the text: a post-structuralist reader - Young, Robert 1981

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'The order of discourse'

      8. Twilight of the idols, or, How to philosophize with a hammer - Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, Large, Duncan 2008

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'The four great errors'

      9. Archaeology of knowledge - Foucault, Michel 2002

        Book Recommended Chapters 1-3

      10. The Foucault effect: studies in governmentality : with two lectures by and an interview with Michel Foucault - Foucault, Michel, Burchell, Graham, Gordon, Colin, Miller, Peter 1991

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'Power and discourse'

      11. The birth of biopolitics: lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979 - Foucault, Michel 2008

        Book Recommended Chapter: ‘A genealogy of neo-liberalism’ pp. 129-150

  6. Week 6 - Research projects and techniques 3 items
    1. Seminar Reading 2 items
      1. Business research methods - Quinlan, Christina c2011

        Book Essential Table 8.4 Detailed data collection methods and Table 7.1 List of research methodologies pp. 222-230 and 182-188

      2. Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners - Kumar, Ranjit 2011

        Book Essential Chapter: 'Identifying variables' pp. 62-75

    2. Further Readings 1 item
      1. Open sources: voices from the open source revolution - Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman, Mark Stone c1999

        Book Recommended

  7. Week 9 - Hacking methodologies. On the history and future of hacking: from GNU to Open Process 14 items
    1. Seminar reading 3 items
    2. Further readings 8 items
      1. Free as in Freedom - Sam Williams March 1, 2002

        Book Recommended

      2. Hack, Hackers, and Hacking - Sam Williams 2002

        Webpage Recommended

      3. Scott Bradner, '1999, The Internet Engineering Task Force', a history of IETF

        http://oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/ietf.html , O'Reilly

        *not accessible*

    3. Open source 3 items
      1. The Cathedral and the Bazaar - Steven Raymond 2000

        Webpage Recommended

  8. Week 10 - Ethnography 8 items
    1. Seminar Reading 1 item
      1. Liquidated: an ethnography of Wall Street - Ho, Karen Zouwen 2009

        Book Essential

    2. Further Readings 7 items
      1. Ethnography: principles in practice - Hammersley, Martyn, Atkinson, Paul 1995

        Book Recommended Chapter: 'What is Ethnography?'

      2. Ethnography through thick and thin - Marcus, George E. c1998

        Book Recommended

      3. The ethnographic imagination - Willis, Paul E. 2001

        Book Recommended

      4. The predicament of culture: twentieth-century ethnography, literature, and art - Clifford, James 1988

        Book Recommended Chapter: ‘On Ethnographic authority’

      5. Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography - Clifford, James, Marcus, George E., School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.) c1986

        Book Recommended

  9. Option 10 items
    1. On Ethnography and the Production of Migrant Identities 1 item
      1. The suffering of the immigrant - Sayad, Abdelmalek 2004

        Book 

    2. On Ethnography and Global Race and Gendering Processes 1 item
      1. Global woman: nannies, maids and sex workers in the new economy - Ehrenreich, Barbara, Hochschild, Arlie Russell 2003

        Book 

    3. On Ethnography, the Media and the Making of Diasporic Communities 1 item
      1. Television, ethnicity and cultural change - Gillespie, Marie 1994

        Book 

    4. On Ethnography and the Making of Transnational Identity Politics 1 item
      1. Imagined diasporas among Manchester Muslims: the public performance of Pakistani transnational identity politics - Werbner, Pnina 2002

        Book 

    5. On Transnational Ethnography and the Making of the Global IT Labour Market 1 item
      1. Global "body shopping": an Indian labor system in the information technology industry - Xiang, Biao c2007

        Book 

    6. On Multisited Ethnography and Racialization Processes 1 item
    7. On Ethnography, Consumption and the Visual Culture 1 item
      1. Photography: A Middle-Brow Art - Pierre Bourdieu March 1, 1996 (Paperback)

        Book 

    8. On Ethnography and the Making of Urban Subcultures 1 item
      1. Club cultures: music, media, and subcultural capital - Thornton, Sarah 1996

        Book 

    9. On Ethnography and the Making of Global Upper Classes 1 item
    10. On Ethnography and Journalistic Social Inquiry 1 item
      1. Hard work: life in low pay Britain - Toynbee, Polly 2003

        Book 

  10. General references 4 items
    1. The SAGE handbook of social science methodology - Outhwaite, William, Turner, Stephen P. 2007

      Book Recommended

    2. The philosophy of social research - Hughes, John A., Sharrock, W. W. 1997

      Book Recommended

    3. The SAGE handbook of qualitative research - Denzin, Norman K., Lincoln, Yvonna S. 2005

      Book Recommended

    4. Business research methods - Bryman, Alan, Bell, Emma c2011

      Book Recommended

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