Researching and writing a dissertation or project Reference list:

Posted by Hugh on November 3, 2014 in Project, References, Research Methods |


Allison, B. (2004) The student’s guide to preparing dissertations and theses.  2nd ed.

London: RoutledgeFalmer.
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Berry, R. (2004) The research project: how to write it.  5th ed.  Abingdon: Routledge.

Biggam, J. (2011) Succeeding with your master’s dissertation: a step-by-step handbook. 2nd ed.  Maidenhead:  Open University Press.

Blaxter, L, Hughes, C. & Tight, M. (2010) How to research. 4th ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bryman, A. (2012) Social research methods.  4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bui, Y.N. (2009)  How to write a master’s thesis.  Thousand Oaks, Calif., SAGE.

Creswell, J. W. (2014)  Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 4th ed.  London: SAGE.

Cryer, P. (2006) The research student’s guide to success.  3rd ed. Maidenhead: Open University.

Denscombe, M. (2010) The good research guide: for small scale research projects.  4th ed.  Maidenhead:  McGraw-Hill Open University Press.

Greenfield, T. (ed) (2002) Research methods for postgraduates. 2nd ed. London: Arnold.

Greetham, B (2009)  How to write your undergraduate dissertation.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Holliday, A. (2007)  Doing and writng qualitative research.  2nd ed.  London: SAGE

Hutchison, H. (2007)  Teach yourself writing essays and dissertations.  London: Hodder.

Jesson, J. (2011) Doing your literature review : traditional and systematic techniques. London: SAGE.

Leedy, P. D. & Ormrod, J. E. (2010) Practical research : planning and design. 9th ed.  Saddle River, N. J. : Pearson Education.

Levin, P. (2005) Excellent dissertations!  3rd ed.  Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Machi, L. & McEvoy, B. (2009)  The literature review.  Thousand Oaks : Corwin.  808.0663 MAC

McMillan, K. & Weyers, J. (2011) How to write dissertations & project reports.  2nd ed.  Harlow:Pearson Education.

Murray, R. (2011) How to write a thesis.  3rd ed.  Maidenhead:  Open University Press.

Oliver, P. (2012) Succeeding with your literature review: a handbook for students.  Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Orna, E. & Stevens, G. (2009) Managing information for research: practical help in researching, writing and designing dissertations.  2nd ed.  Maidenhead:  Open University Pr.

Preece, R. (1994) Starting research : an introduction to academic research and dissertation writing. London :Pinter.

Robson, C. (2007) How to do a research project:  a guide for undergraduate students.  Oxford:  Blackwell.

Robson, C. (2011) Real world research: a resource for users of social research methods in applied settings.  3rd ed.  Chichester: Wiley.

Rudestam, K. E. &  Newton, R.R. (2007) Surviving your dissertation: a comprehensive guide to content and process. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: Sage.

Rugg, G. & Petre, M. (2007) A gentle guide to research methods.  Maidenhead:  Open University Press.

Rumsey, S. (2008) How to find information: a guide for researchers.  2nd ed. Maidenhead:  Open University Press.

Smith, P. (2011) How to write an assignment: proven techniques for producing essays, reports and dissertations that succeed.  Oxford: How to Books.

Swetnam, D. (2000) Writing your dissertation:  how to plan, prepare and present successful work.  3rd ed.  Oxford: How to Books.


Thomas, R. M. & Brubaker, D.L. (2008) Theses and dissertations: a guide to planning, research, and writing. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press.

Walliman, N. S. R. (2004) Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success. London: Sage

Walliman, N.S.R. (2011) Research methods: the basics.  London: Routledge.

Walliman, N.S. R.  (2011) Your research project:  designing and planning your work.  3rd ed.  London:  SAGE.


Wisker, G. (2009) The undergraduate research handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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