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  1. 2018-19 Core Text 2 items
    The latest (3rd) edition of Pamela Davies and Peter Francis (eds) 'Doing Criminological Research' will be made available as a downloadable full text ebook to all students via BlackBoard within the Course Content folder at the beginning of the Semester. There is therefore no need to purchase your own copy.
    1. Doing criminological research 2018

      Book  An edited collection, this book uses examples from researching particular populations, topics, settings and methods with the latest edition published Oct 2018

    2. Doing criminological research - Pamela Davies, Peter Francis, Victor Jupp 2011

      Book  Previous edition available as an eBook via Sage Research Methods online

  2. Other Key Texts 12 items
    Students will be referred to a range of specific readings for each lecture and should aim to read at least one recommended reading. There will also be one reading recommended for students to help them prepare for the seminar tasks. The texts listed below cover many of the topics and issues discussed on the course.
    1. Criminological Research Methods 6 items
      In recent years there has been an increase in the number of books published about criminological research methods. The following books are good introductory texts:
      1. Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Pete Fussey 2013

        Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook.

      2. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

        Book  An accessible introductory text and also available as a MyiLibrary ebook

      3. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D., Wincup, Emma c2008

        Book Recommended Another edited collection, similar in style to the Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Recommended for further reading.

      4. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D., Wincup, Emma, NetLibrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  1st edition available as an ebsco ebook

      5. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Noaks, Lesley, Wincup, Emma 2004

        Book Recommended Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. An introductory text with an emphasis on qualitative methods.

      6. Researching crime and justice: tales from the field - Westmarland, Louise 2011

        Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. An accessible introductory text with case studies from real research.

    2. Social Research - Useful Material 6 items
      1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

        Book 

      2. Social Research Methods - A. Bryman 2015

        Webpage  Publisher's accompanying website - including self assessment questions, podcasts, annotated web links and 'test bank' questions

      3. Researching social life - G. Nigel Gilbert, Paul Stoneman c2016

        Book  Earlier editions also available

      4. Criminology - Tim Newburn 2017

        Book  Also available as an eBook Central ebook. Read: Chapter 3 (Crime Data and Crime Trends); Chapter 37 (Understanding Criminological Research) and Chapter 38 (Doing Criminological Research)

      5. The SAGE dictionary of social research methods - Jupp, Victor 2006

        Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook

      6. SAGE Research Methods - books and reference - Sage Publications 2013

        Website  Part of the Sage publications database

  3. Lecture 1: Introduction to the course, research terms and key aspects of the research process 7 items
    1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Chapters 1 ('The nature and process of social research') and 3 ('Research Designs')

    2. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 1 (The research process') and Chapter 2: ('Principles of researching criminology')

    3. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Chapter 2 ('Research, Theory and Method')

    4. Doing criminological research - Pamela Davies, Peter Francis 2018

      Book  See Chapter 3: ('Methodological Approaches to Criminological Research')

    5. Researching crime and justice: tales from the field - Westmarland, Louise 2011

      Book  See Chapter 1: ('Problematising Criminological Research')

    6. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D., Wincup, Emma c2008

      Book  See Chapter 1 ('The process of Criminological Research')

  4. Lecture 2: Methods of quantitative data collection 7 items
    3rd Feb
    1. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 7: ('Researching by asking and listening')

    2. Doing research on crime and justice - Roy D. King, Emma Wincup c2008

      Book  See Chapter 8: (‘Researching the state of crime’)

    3. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Chapters 9: ('Structured interviewing'); 10: ('Self-administeied questionnaires') and (12: 'Structured observation')

    4. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Chapter 10 ('Questionnaires')

    5. Designing surveys: a guide to decisions and procedures - Czaja, Ronald, Blair, Johnny 2003

      Book  See Chapter 2 (Stages of a Survey) & Chapter 3 (Selecting the method of data collection)

    6. Survey methodology - Groves, Robert M. c2004

      Book  See pp.226-36

    7. British Crime Survey: Methodology - Home Office

      Webpage  This link will take you to reports about the methodology of the British Crime Survey

  5. Lecture 3: Sampling in Quantitative Research 5 items
    17th Feb
    1. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 3 (‘Designing criminological research’) esp. pp.43-50

    2. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Chapter 8 ('Sampling in Quantitative Research')

    3. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Ch. 9 (‘Designing Samples’)

    4. Fundamentals of research in criminology and criminal justice - Bachman, Ronet D 2014

      Book  See Ch. 5 (‘Sampling’)

    5. Doing criminological research - Victor Jupp, Pamela Davies, Peter Francis 2000

      Book Recommended NB - 2000 edition. Also available as an ebook via Sage Research Methods Online.See Ch. 3 (‘Official statistics and hidden crime: researching safety crimes’)

  6. Lecture 4: Quantative Research Designs 7 items
    10th Feb
    1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Chs. 3 (‘Research Designs’) and 7 (‘The nature of quantitative research’)

    2. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 3 (‘Designing criminological research’)

    3. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D., Wincup, Emma c2008

      Book  See Ch.4 (‘In search of causes and explanation in crime’)

    4. Fundamentals of research in criminology and criminal justice - Bachman, Ronet D 2014

      Book  See Ch. 6 (‘Causation and Research Design’)

    5. New Perspectives and Developments in Experimental Criminology - B. C. Welsh, A. A. Braga, G. J. N. Bruinsma 01/12/2013

      Article 

    6. Just plain data analysis: finding, presenting, and interpreting social science data - Klass, Gary M. c2012

      Book  Available as a Dawson ebook. See Ch. 3 (‘Statistical Fallacies, Paradoxes and Threats to Validity’) and Ch. 4 (‘Examining a Relationship: New York City Crime Rates.’

    7. Test, Learn, Adapt: Developing Public Policy with Randomised Controlled Trials - Laura Haynes, Owain Service, Ben Goldacre, David Torgerson 12/07/2012

      Webpage  Policy Paper on Randomised Control Trials produced by the Cabinet Office

  7. Lecture 5: Key issues in qualitative research 5 items
    24th Feb
    1. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Noaks, Lesley, Wincup, Emma 2004

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 1 (‘The development of qualitative approaches to criminological research’) and Ch. 3 (‘Ethical dimensions of qualitative research in criminology’)

    2. Researching crime and justice: tales from the field - Louise Westmarland 2011

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 2 (‘Quantitative versus qualitative methods’) and Ch. 6 (‘Ethics, emotions, politics and danger’)

    3. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Ch. 8 (‘The Ethics of Social Research’)

    4. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  Ch. 6 (‘Ethics and politics in social research’); Ch. 17 (‘The nature of qualitative research’) and Ch. 18 (‘Sampling in qualitative research’)

  8. Lecture 6: Qualitative interviewing 6 items
    3rd March
    1. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Noaks, Lesley, Wincup, Emma 2004

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 5 (‘Interviews’)

    2. Researching crime and justice: tales from the field - Louise Westmarland 2011

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 4 (‘Qualitative methods’)

    3. Doing criminological research - Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter, Jupp, Victor 2011

      Book  Also available as a ProQuest TMF ebook. See Ch. 7 (‘Doing Interviews in Prison’)

    4. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 7 (‘Researching by asking and listening’)

    5. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Ch. 12 (‘Focus Groups’)

    6. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Ch. 20 (‘Interviewing in qualitative research’) and Ch. 21 (‘Focus groups’)

  9. Lecture 7: Alternative and Visual research methods 11 items
    10th March
    1. Exploring the Response to Diversity and Equality in English Prisons: An Appreciative Inquiry - Victoria Lavis, Charles Elliott, Malcolm Cowburn

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

    2. Doing ‘strengths-based’ research: Appreciative Inquiry in a probation setting - Gwen Robinson, Camilla Priede, Stephen Farrall, Joanna Shapland 02/2013

      Article 

    3. The Sage handbook of criminological research methods - Gadd, David, Karstedt, Susanne, Messner, Steven F. 2012

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 13: Van de Voorde, C. 'Ethnographic Photography in Criminological Research.' Also available as a digitised Reading - see next entry

    4. Ethnographic Photography in Criminological Research - Cecile Van de Voorde 2012

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

    5. Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research - Pink, Sarah 2006

      Book  See Ch. 5 (Classifying and Interpreting Photographic and Video Materials’)

    6. Doing visual research - Mitchell, Claudia 2011

      Book  See Ch. 3 (‘Not just an object: Working with things, objects and artefacts in visual research’) and Ch. 10 (‘Changing the picture: How can images influence policy-making?’)

    7. The photo‐survey research method: capturing life in the city - Gemma Moore, Ben Croxford, Mags Adams, Mohamed Refaee 04/2008

      Article 

    8. Visual research methods: image, society and representation - Stanczak, Gregory C. 2007

      Book  See Ch. 9: (David, E. ’Signs of Resistance: Marking Public Space Through a Renewed Cultural Activism’ )

  10. Lecture 8: Ethnography and Observation 7 items
    17th March
    1. Criminological research: understanding qualitative methods - Noaks, Lesley, Wincup, Emma 2004

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 6: 'Ethnographic approaches to researching crime and deviance' and Ch. 10 (‘Researching private policing’)

    2. Researching crime and justice: tales from the field - Louise Westmarland 2011

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 5 (‘Soft and semi-structured research’)

    3. Doing criminological research - Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter, Jupp, Victor 2011

      Book  Also available as a ProQuest TMF ebook. See Ch. 9 (‘Ethnographic research in the context of policing’)

    4. Doing research on crime and justice - Roy D. King, Emma Wincup c2008

      Book Further See Ch. 9: ‘Researching ‘street criminals’ in the field: A neglected art?’) and Ch. 17 (‘Ethnographic research and the licensing courts’)

    5. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Ch. 19 (‘Ethnography and participant observation’)

    6. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Ch. 14 (‘Ethnography)

  11. Lecture 9: Mixed Methods Research 6 items
    14th April
    1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  Ch. 26 (‘Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide’)

    2. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Ch. 7: ('Mixed Methods')

    3. Handbook of Quantitative Criminology - Piquero, Alex R., Weisburd, David 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a Springer ebook. See Chapter 7: Maruna, S. 'Mixed Method Research in Criminology: Why Not Go Both Ways?' 123-140

    4. Mixed Method Research in Criminology: Why Not Go Both Ways? - Shadd Maruna

      Chapter  Available as part of a Springer ebook

  12. Lecture 10: Course Review and Assignment Advice 6 items
    1. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 5: ('Researching By Reading') esp. pp.82-85

    2. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2015

      Book  See Ch. 5 (‘Getting started: reviewing the literature’)

    3. Fundamentals of research in criminology and criminal justice - Bachman, Ronet, Schutt, Russell K. c2012

      Book  See Appendix A (‘Conducting Literature Reviews and Finding Information’) - currently also available as a pdf from the publisher - see next entry

    4. Appendix A - ‘Conducting Literature Reviews and Finding Information’ - R. Bachman, R. Schutt

      Chapter  Available as a pdf from the publisher..

    5. Researching society and culture - Seale, Clive c2012

      Book  See Kelly, M. ‘Research design and proposals’

    6. Real world research: a resource for users of social research methods in applied settings - Colin Robson, Kieran McCartan 2016

      Book  Also available as a VLE eBook. Read Chapter 16: 'Writing a Project Proposal' 385-394

  13. Seminar 1: Choosing a research topic, devising research questions and choosing a research strategy 2 items
    Recommended reading for week beginning 6th Feb
    1. Doing criminological research - Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter, Jupp, Victor 2011

      Book  Also available as a ProQuest TMF ebook. See Chapter 2: 'Formulating Criminological Research Questions.' Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    2. Chapter 2: Formulating Criminological Research Questions - Pamela Davies

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  14. Seminar 2: Designing a survey 2 items
    Recommended reading for week beginning 13th Feb
    1. Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences - Lior Gideon 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a Springer ebook. See Gideon, L. ‘The Art of Question Phrasing’ pp 91-107. For direct link see next entry

    2. The Art of Question Phrasing - Lior Gideon

      Chapter  Available as part of a Springer eBook

  15. Seminar 3: Selecting a sample 1 item
    Recommended reading for week beginning 20th Feb
    1. Common Survey Sampling Techniques - Mary Hibberts, R. Burke Johnson, Kenneth Hudson

      Chapter  Available as part of a Springer eBook

  16. Seminar 4: Structured observation 1 item
    Recommended reading for week beginning 27th Feb
    1. Researching criminology - Crow, Iain, Semmens, Natasha 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 6: 'Researching by looking'

  17. Seminar 5: Writing a research proposal 2 items
    Recommended reading for week beginning 6th March - to be uploaded
    1. Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Pete Fussey 2013

      Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Ch. 1 'Research as an integrated process' 13-35

    2. Research as an integrated process - Chris Crowther-Dowey, Pete Fussey

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  18. Seminar 6: Qualitative interviewing 2 items
    Recommended reading for week beginning 20th March
    1. Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel c2008

      Book  See Chapter 13: Fielding, N. and Thomas, H. 'Qualitative Interviewing' 245-265. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    2. Chapter 13: Qualitative Interviewing - Nigel Fielding, Hilary Thomas

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  19. Seminar 7: Ethics in criminological research 1 item
    Recommended reading for week beginning 20th March
    1. Researching crime and justice: tales from the field - Louise Westmarland 2011

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 6: 'Ethics, emotions, politics and danger'

  20. Seminar 8: Visual research methods 2 items
    Recommended reading for week beginning 27th March
    1. Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research - Pink, Sarah 2006

      Book  See Chapter 3: 'Photography in Ethnographic Research'. Also available as a digitised Reading - see next entry

    2. Chapter 3. Photography in Ethnographic Research

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  21. Seminar 9: Mixed methods research 1 item
    Recommended reading for week beginning 24th April
    1. Six strategies for mixing methods and linking data in social science research - J Mason 2006

      Webpage  NCRM Working Paper available from the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods website

  22. Seminar 10: Coursework Preparation and advice Recommended reading 0 items
    No seminar reading for week beginning 1st May
  23. Further reading 12 items
    1. Wheeling and dealing: ethnography of an upper-level drug dealing and smuggling community - Adler, Patricia A. 1993

      Book  See Chapter 1: 'Researching Dealers and Smugglers'

    2. Fundamentals of research in criminology and criminal justice - Bachman, Ronet, Schutt, Russell K. c2012

      Book  See Ch. 5 (‘Sampling’)

    3. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D., Wincup, Emma c2008

      Book  See Chapter 13: Baldwin, J. 'Research on the Criminal Courts' 375-398. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    4. Research on the Criminal Courts - John Baldwin

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

    5. Causes of conduct disorder and juvenile delinquency - Lahey, Benjamin B., Moffitt, Terrie E., Caspi, Avshalom c2003

      Book  See Chapter 1

    6. Doing research on crime and justice - King, Roy D., Wincup, Emma c2008

      Book  Ch.4 (‘In search of causes and explanation in crime’) in King & Wincup

    7. Realistic evaluation - Pawson, Ray, Tilley, Nick 1997

      Book  See chapter ‘Out with the old: Weaknesses in experimental evaluation’