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  1. Week 1: Introduction to qualitative methods 3 items
    1. Visible under the Veil: Dissimulation, performance and agency in an Islamic public space - Billaud, Julie Nov 2009

      Article Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

    2. Veiled references: Constructions of gender in the Bush administration discourse on the attacks on Afghanistan post-9/11 - Laura J. Shepherd 03/2006

      Article Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

  2. Week 1: Further reading 1 item
    1. Coming Up with a Research Question - Sarah Riley, et al

      Chapter Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access.

  3. Week 2: Ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies 5 items
    1. And at least one of the following.

    2. Objectivity and Values - Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes

      Book Recommended Read the Introduction and Chapter 1. Wherefore Research Designs? UCL username and password required for off-site access.

  4. Week 2: Further reading 9 items
    1. The conduct of inquiry in international relations: philosophy of science and its implications for the study of world politics - Patrick Thaddeus Jackson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended UCL username and password required. The latest print version is also available below in the SSEES library.

    2. The conduct of inquiry in international relations: philosophy of science and its implications for the study of world politics - Patrick Thaddeus Jackson 2016

      Book Recommended

    3. Poststructuralism: a very short introduction - Catherine Belsey 2002

      Book Recommended

    4. Truth and Power - Michel Foucault

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    5. The social construction of what? - Ian Hacking 1999

      Book Recommended

    6. Constructivism: what it is (not) and how it matters - Friedrich Kratochwil

      Chapter Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    7. Designing social inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research - Gary King, Sidney Verba, Robert O. Keohane c1994

      Book Recommended

    8. Should We Make Political Science More of a Science or More about Politics? - Rogers M. Smith 2002-6

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    9. The Perestroikan Challenge to Social Science - David D. Laitin 03/2003

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

  5. Week 3: Ethics and values in research 3 items
    1. Research Ethics and Visual Materials - Gillian Rose 2016

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  6. Week 3: Further reading 10 items
    1. Designing for Trustworthiness: Knowledge Claims and Evaluations of Interpretive Research - Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

      Chapter Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    2. Design in Context: From the Human Side of Research to Writing Research Manuscripts - Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

      Chapter Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    3. Reflexivity and Environmental Justice Scholarship: A Role for Feminist Methodologies - Alison Hope Alkon 06/2011

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    4. Interpretive research design: concepts and processes - Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, Dvora Yanow 2012

      Book Recommended Please concentrate on the Introduction and Chapters 1 – 3. UCL username and password required for off-site access.

    5. Digital Ethnography as Planning Praxis: An Experiment with Film as Social Research, Community Engagement and Policy Dialogue - Leonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili 03/2010

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    6. Studying power: qualitative methods and the global elite - Joseph A. Conti, Moira O’Neil 02/2007

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    7. On the ethics of interviewing for discourse analysis - Martyn Hammersley 10/2014

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    8. Research Ethics 101: Dilemmas and Responsibilities - Lee Ann Fujii 10/2012

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    9. The ethics of silence - Patricia Lundy, Mark McGovern 03/2006

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access. This is a very useful journal to scan through for examples of action research in various contexts.

  7. Week 4: Evidence 3 items
    1. What is data? - Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

      Chapter Essential

    2. Spaces of Disappearance - Stephen Coleman

      Chapter Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

  8. Week 4: Further reading 8 items
    1. Paradigms and sand castles: theory building and research design in comparative politics - Barbara Geddes c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Please concentrate on Chapter 2. "Big Questions, Little Answers: How the Questions You Choose Affect the Answers You Get.” pp. 27-88. UCL username and password required for off-site access.

    2. Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics - Giovanni Sartori 12/1970

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    3. What Makes a Concept Good? A Criterial Framework for Understanding Concept Formation in the Social Sciences - John Gerring 03/1999

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    4. Measurement Validity: A Shared Standard for Qualitative and Quantitative Research - Robert Adcock 09/2001

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    5. Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina - Vincanne, Adams 2005

      Book Essential (For an example of really good interpretivist research). UCL username and password required for off-site access

    6. Vigilant Visualities: The Watchful Politics of the War on Terror - Louise Amoore 06/2007

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    7. Qualitative Methods Newsletter of the American Political Science Association 2012

      Journal Recommended Multi-Author Symposium 2012. “Symposium: Peregrine Schartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow’s Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes”, in Qualitative Methods Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Organized Section on Qualitative Methods. External site. Access not hosted by UCL.

  9. Week 5: Research design 3 items
    1. Research Design - Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

      Chapter Essential

    2. Policy Entrepreneurs and the Origins of the Regulatory Welfare State: Child Labor Reform in Nineteenth-Century Europe - Elisabeth Anderson 02/2018

      Article Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

    3. Comparison with an Ethnographic Sensibility - Erica S. Simmons, Nicholas Rush Smith 01/2017

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  10. Week 5: Further reading. 7 items
    1. Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes

      Book Recommended Please concentrate on: Chapters 4–6. UCL username and password required for off-site access

    2. Rethinking social inquiry: diverse tools, shared standards - Henry E. Brady, David Collier c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended The earlier print edition of this title is also available below.

    3. Rethinking social inquiry: diverse tools, shared standards - Henry E. Brady, David Collier c2004

      Book Recommended

    4. Case studies and theory development - Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    5. Toward a Pluralistic Vision of Methodology - Henry E. Brady, David Collier and Jason Seawright 2006

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    6. Designing social inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research - Gary King, Sidney Verba, Robert O. Keohane c1994

      Book Recommended

    7. Introduction: The Methodological Strengths and Dilemmas of Qualitative Sociology. - Jeff Goodwin, Ruth Horowitz 2002

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

  11. Week 6: Case studies – Using texts and images to find out what happened 4 items
    1. Comparative Research - Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

      Chapter Essential

    2. Historical Research - Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

      Chapter Essential

    3. Help Wanted?: The Mixed Record of Foreign Fighters in Domestic Insurgencies - Kristin M. Bakke 2014/05/17

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    4. Formal Constitutions in Informal Politics: Institutions and Democratization in Post-Soviet Eurasia - Henry E. Hale 10/2011

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  12. Week 6: Further reading. 12 items
    1. Practice tracing - Vincent Pouliot

      Chapter Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access.

    2. Understanding Process Tracing - David Collier 10/2011

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    3. An African Success Story: Botswana - Daron Acemoglu, Simon H. Johnson, James A. Robinson 2001

      Article Recommended Abstracts only available

    4. Process-Tracing and Historical Explanation - Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett

      Chapter Recommended

    5. "Do ‘Wrong Winner’ Elections Trigger Electoral Reform? Lessons From New Zealand. - Alan Renwick 11/2009

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    6. Scaling down: The subnational comparative method - Snyder, Richard Spring 2001

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    7. Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research: A Menu of Qualitative and Quantitative Options - Jason Seawright and John Gerring 2008

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    8. Qualitative Research: Recent Developments in Case Study Methods - Andrew Bennett, Colin Elman 06/2006

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    9. Complex Causal Relations and Case Study Methods: The Example of Path Dependence - Andrew Bennett and Colin Elman 2006

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    10. The Extended Case Method - Michael Burawoy 1998

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    11. Strategies of Causal Inference in Small-N Analysis - James Mahoney 05/2000

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    12. Yes, But What’s the Mechanism? (Don’t Expect an Easy Answer) April 2010

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  13. Week 7: Content analysis – Describing systematically the meaning of texts and images 6 items
    1. Read at least one of the following two textbook chapters. If you are interested in visual images, you should read the Rose chapter. You will have to get it out of the library or purchase a copy as there is no digital version.

    2. Content Analysis and Cultural Analytics: Finding Patterns in What You See - Gillian Rose

      Chapter 

    3. Content Analysis - Kristina Boréus and Göran Bergström

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading.

    4. Also read both the following articles.

    5. The 2008 Presidential Election, 2.0: A Content Analysis of User-Generated Political Facebook Groups - Julia K. Woolley, Anthony M. Limperos, Mary Beth Oliver 29/10/2010

      Article Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

    6. Intersectional Presentations: An Exploratory Study of Minority Congresswomens’ Websites’ Biographies” - Nadia E. Brown, Sarah Allen Gershon 2016

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  14. Week 7: Further reading 5 items
    1. Qualitative content analysis in practice - Margrit Schreier 2012

      Book Recommended

    2. The content analysis guidebook - Kimberly A. Neuendorf c2002

      Book Recommended The second edition of this title is also available. See below for details.

    3. The content analysis guidebook - Kimberly A. Neuendorf 2017

      Book Recommended

    4. Content analysis: an introduction to its methodology - Klaus Krippendorff c2013

      Book Recommended An earlier edition of this title is also available. See below for details.

    5. Content analysis: an introduction to its methodology - Klaus Krippendorff c2004

      Book Recommended

  15. Week 8: Ethnography and netnography – immersion in texts and images 3 items
    1. A Method of Listening - Katherine J. Cramer

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading.

    2. ‘Rhino poaching is out of control!’ Violence, race and the politics of hysteria in online conservation - Bram Büscher 05/2016

      Article Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

    3. To Render Real the Imagined: An Ethnographic History of Lesbian Community in India - Naisargi N. Dave 03/2010

      Article Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access

  16. Week 8: Further reading. 3 items
    1. Netnography: redefined - Robert V. Kozinets 2015

      Book Recommended

    2. Digital ethnography: principles and practice - Sarah Pink, Heather A. Horst, John Postill, Larissa Hjorth 2016

      Book Recommended

    3. Netnography - Leesa Costello, Marie-Louise McDermott, Ruth Wallace 12/2017

      Article Recommended Access to this content is free to all

  17. On Ethnography. General reading 12 items
    1. Handbook of ethnography - Paul Atkinson 2001

      Book 

    2. The Poetics and Politics of Exhibiting Other Cultures - H. Lidchi

      Chapter 

    3. Participant observation: a guide for fieldworkers - Kathleen Musante DeWalt, Billie R. DeWalt c2011

      Book 

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

      Book 

    5. Political ethnography: what immersion contributes to the study of power - Edward Schatz 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended UCL username and password required for access

    6. Ethnography of Parliament: Finding Culture and Politics Entangled in the Commons and the Lords - Emma Crewe 01/2017

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    7. Ethnography: principles in practice - Martyn Hammersley, Paul Atkinson 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Good “how to” guide – particularly recommended if you want to write essays or dissertations using ethnography. Earlier print editions are also available below.

    8. Ethnography: principles in practice - Martyn Hammersley, Paul Atkinson 1995

      Book Recommended

    9. Ethnography: principles in practice - Martyn Hammersley, Paul Atkinson 1989

      Book Recommended

    10. Ethnography: principles in practice - Martyn Hammersley, Paul Atkinson 1983

      Book Recommended

    11. The Social Contexts of Focus Groups - Jocelyn A. Hollander 10/2004

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

  18. Week 9: Discourse analysis – how does meaning-making make the world? 5 items
    1. Introduction: the global imaginary of contemporary travel writing - Debbie Lisle

      Chapter Essential UCL username and password required for off-site access. The print edition is also available below.

    2. The global politics of contemporary travel writing - Debbie Lisle 2012

      Book Recommended

    3. The Spectacle of the ‘Other’ - Stuart Hall 2001

      Chapter  Digitised reading

  19. Week 9: Further reading. 7 items
    1. Security as practice: discourse analysis and the Bosnian war - Lene Hansen 2006

      Book Recommended The first four chapters of this book are an excellent guide to research design for DA. UCL username and password required for access

    2. Securitization, power, intertextuality: Discourse theory and the translations of organized crime - Holger Stritzel 12/2012

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    3. Performing identity: The Danish cartoon crisis and discourses of identity and security - Christine Agius 06/2013

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    4. The Study of Discourse in International Relations: - Jennifer Milliken 06/1999

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    5. Textualising Global Politics - Michael Shapiro

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Genealogy as a research tool in International Relations - Vucetic, Srdjan Jul 2011

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

    7. Nietzsche, Genealogy, History - Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow

      Chapter Recommended

  20. Week 10: Writing up, reflection and drawing conclusions 3 items
    1. Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Methodology and Love Writing - Wanda Vrasti 08/2010

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    2. Narrative and the Possibilities for Scholarship - Paulo Ravecca, Elizabeth Dauphinee 01/06/2018

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    3. Encountering Vulnerabilities through ‘Filmmaking for Fieldwork’ - Elena Barabantseva, Andy Lawrence 06/2015

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  21. Week 10: Further reading. 3 items
    1. Joy and international relations: a new methodology - Elina Penttinen 2013

      Book Recommended

    2. How We Write:Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page 2015

      Webpage Recommended This title is not owned by UCL libraries, but is available as a a free download or is available to purchase from the publishers site.

    3. Digital Ethnography as Planning Praxis: An Experiment with Film as Social Research, Community Engagement and Policy Dialogue - Leonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili 03/2010

      Article Recommended UCL username and password required for off-site access

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