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Selected readings on research methods

Biggam, John. 2011. Succeeding with Your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook. 2nd ed. Maidenhead, England: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. 2008. The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Borne, Barbara Wood. 1996. 100 Research Topic Guides for Students. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 

Brewer, John D., and Robert L. Miller. 2003. The A-Z of Social Research: A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts. Los Angeles: SAGE.

Bui, Yvonne N. 2009. How to Write a Master's Thesis. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.   |  Reading Notes by Xue-Ming Bao

Chesebro, James W., and Deborah J. Borisoff. 2007. What Makes Qualitative Research Qualitative? Qualitative Research Reports. Communication 8, no. 1: 3-14.

Corley, Kathleen. 1993. Coding Choices for Textual Analysis: A Comparison of Content Analysis and Map Analysis. Sociological Methodology 23, no. 1 (January): 75.

Cullen, Jim. 2013. Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History. 2nd ed. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 

Denscombe, Martyn. 2010. The Good Research Guide: for Small-scale Social Research Projects. 4th ed. Maidenhead, England : McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

Dutton, William H., and Paul W. Jeffreys. 2010. World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Garson, G. David. 2002. Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. New York : Marcel Dekker.  

Gelo, Omar, Diana Braakmann, and Gerhard Benetka. 2008. Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Beyond the Debate. Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science 42, no. 3: 266-290. 

Jackson, Ronald L., Darlene K. Drummond, and Sakile Camara. 2007. What Is Qualitative Research? Qualitative Research Reports. Communication 8, no. 1: 21-28. 

Kyvig, David E. and Myron A. Marty. 2010. Nearby History: Exploring the Past around You. 3rd. ed. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press, a division of Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.  

Mauch, James E & Birch, Jack W. 1998. Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Students and Faculty. New York : M. Dekker.

McDougald, Dana. 1999. 100 More Research Topic Guides for Students. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 

O'Leary, Zina. 2007. The Social Science Jargon Buster: The key terms you need to know. Los Angeles: SAGE.  

Pickering, Michael. 2008. Research Methods for Cultural Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 

Stokes, Jane. 2003. How to Do Media & Cultural Studies. London: SAGE Publications.

Su, Chen, and Wang Chengzhi. 2008. Who Has Published What in East Asian Studies? An Analysis of Publishers and Publishing Trends. Library Resources & Technical Services 52, no. 1: 33-41.  

Szanton, David L., ed. 2002. The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines. Berkeley: University of California Press. 

Turabian, Kate L. 2013. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Vogt, W. Paul. 2005. Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications.