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This bibliography was drawn up by Kenneth Wilson ( Suggestions for expanding and improving it are welcomed. In particular, we'd appreciate short comments describing each book, its strengths and weaknesses, and what it is useful for.

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General qualitative research methods texts

Banister, P., Burman, E., Parker, I., Taylor, M. & Tindall, C. (1994). Qualitative methods in psychology: A research guide. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Berg, B.L. (1989). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (second edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S. (Eds.) (1994). Handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

Dey, I. (1993). Qualitative data analysis: a user friendly guide for the social sciences. London: Routledge.

Glesne, C. & Peshkin, A. (1992). Becoming qualitative researchers. London: Longman.

Kirk, J. & Miller, M.L. (1986). Reliability and validity in qualitative research. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Marshall, C. & Rossman, G.B. (1995). Designing qualitative research (second edition). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

Miles, M.B. & Huberman, A.M. (1984). Qualitative data analysis: A sourcebook of new methods. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Miller, G. & Dingwall, R. (Eds.). Context and method in qualitative research. London: Sage.

Morse, J.M. (Ed.) (1997). Completing a qualitative project. London: Sage.

Richardson, J.T.E. (Ed.) (1996). Handbook of qualitative research methods for psychology and the social sciences. Leicester: BPS Books.

Silverman, D. (1997). Qualitative research: theory, method and practice. London: Sage.

Schwandt, T.A. (1997). Qualitative inquiry: a dictionary of terms. London: Sage.

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Texts combining qualitative and quantitative research

Brannen, J. (Ed.) (1992). Mixing methods: qualitative and quantitative research. Aldershot: Avebury.

Breakwell, G.M., Hammond, S. & Fife-Schaw, C. (Eds.) (1995). Research methods in psychology. London: Sage.

Neuman, W.L. (1994). Social research methods (second edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Rosnow, R.L. & Rosenthal, R. (1996). Beginning behavioural research: a conceptual primer (second edition). London: Prentice Hall.
In theory this one covers both qualitative and quantitative research, but the qualitative stuff is minimal.

Smith, J.A. , Harre, R. & Van Langehove, L. (Eds.) (1995). Rethinking methods in psychology. London: Sage.

Steier, F. (Ed.) (1991). Research and reflexivity. London: Sage.

Terre Blanche, M. & Durrheim, K.(Eds.) (1999). Research in Practice. Applied methods for the social sciences. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press.
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Discourse Analysis and related stuff

Burman, E. & Parker, I. (Eds) (1993). Discourse analytic research: repertoires and readings of texts in action. London: Routledge.

Fairclough, N. (1995). Language and power. London: Longman.

Fairclough, N. (1995). Critical discourse analysis: the critical study of language. London: Longman.

Henriques, J., Holloway, W., Urwin, C. & Walkerdine, V. (1984). Changing the subject. New York: Methuen.

Hollway, W. (1989). Subjectivity and method in psychology: gender meaning and science. London: Sage

Levett, A., Kottler, A., Burman, E. & Parker, I. (Eds.) (1997). Culture, power and difference: discourse analysis in South Africa. London: Zed Books.

Parker, I. (1989). The crisis in modern social psychology & how to end it. London: Routledge.

Parker, I. (1992). Discourse dynamics: Critical analysis for social and individual psychology. London: Routledge.

Potter, J. & Wetherell, M. (1987). Discourse and social psychology: beyond attitudes and behaviour. London: Sage.

Terre Blanche, M., Bhavnani, K., & Hook, D. (Eds.) (1999). Body politics: Power, knowledge and the body in the social sciences. Johannesburg: Histories of the Present Press.
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Fetterman, D.M. (1998). Ethnography: step by step (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

Stewart, A. (1998). The ethnographer's method. Thousand Oaks, California. Sage.

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Grounded Theory

Glaser, B.G. & Strauss, A.L. (1967). The discovery of grounded theory: Strategies for qualitative research. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Glaser, B.G. (1992). Basics of grounded theory analysis. Mill Valley, California: Sociology Press.

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Kruger, D. (1979). Phenomenological psychology. Cape Town: Juta.

Moutsakas, C. (1994). Phenomenological research methods. Thousand oaks, California: Sage.

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Content Analysis

Weber, R.P. (1990). Basic content analysis (second edition). Newbury Park, California: Sage.

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