Please notify the study coordinator ( if there are dead links or other issues regarding the syllabus.

In addition to the syllabus listed below, each student freely chooses 300 pages that are relevant to their project proposal. The list of the chosen readings should be included in the final submission of the project proposal January 2019.


  • Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G Colomb, and Joseph Williams (2008) The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Bryman, A. 2016.  Social research methods. Oxford University Press 
  • Seale, Clive. 2018. Researching society and culture. London, Sage 
  • O’ leary, Z. 2017. The essential guide to doing your research project. London, Sage


Articles available online: 

Bryman, A. (2007). Barriers to integrating quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(1), 8–22. (14)

Decker, S. H., & Pyrooz, D. C. (2010). On the validity and reliability of gang homicide: A comparison of disparate sources. Homicide Studies, 14(4), 359–376. (17)

Fassin, D. (2006). The End of Ethnography as Collateral Damage of Ethical Regulation? American Ethnologist, 33(4), 522-524.

Frels, R. K., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2013). Administering quantitative instruments with qualitative interviews: A mixed research approach. Journal of Counseling and Development, 91(2), 184–194. (10)

Johnson, R. R. (2011). Suspect mental disorder and police use of force. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38(2), 127–145. Retrieved from

Lockie, S., Lyons, K., Lawrence, G., & Grice, J. (2004). Choosing organics: A path analysis of factors underlying the selection of organic food among Australian consumers. Appetite, 43(2), 135–146.

Meyrick, J. (2006). What is good qualitative research?: A first step towards a comprehensive approach to judging rigour/quality. Journal of Health Psychology, 11(5), 799–808. (9)

Mosse, D. (2006), Anti‐social anthropology? Objectivity, objection, and the ethnography of public policy and professional communities. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 12: 935-956. DOI::10.1111/j.1467-9655.2006.00371.x

Reay D. (2004) "'Mostly roughs and toughs': Social class, race and representation in inner city schooling", Sociology, 38(5): 1005–1023. 18

Stanley J. (2012) "Women’s absence from news photos: the role of tabloid strategies at elite and non-elite newspapers", Media, Culture and Society, 34(8): 979–998. 19

Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. A. (2007). "Toward a definition of mixed methods research." Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(2), 112–133. (21)

Seale, C. (1999b). Quality in qualitative research. Qualitative Inquiry, 5(4), 465–478. (13)

Optional reading

Caulley, D. N. (2008). Making qualitative research reports less boring: The techniques of writing creative nonfiction. Qualitative Inquiry, 14(3), 424–449. (25)

Gilgun, J. F. (2005). ‘Grab’ and good science: Writing up the results of qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 15(2), 256–262. (6)



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