This is my reading list for taught Masters level research methods. The course is designed for students in accounting (including forensic accounting), finance and (business) economics.

 

Core texts

Bryman, A., & Bell, E. (2007). Business research methods (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Levine, D. M., Stephan, D. F., & Szabat, K. A. (2014). Statistics for Managers using Microsoft Excel (7th ed.). Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Ltd

 

Research philosophy

Berger , P.L. and Luckman, T. (1966) The Social Construction of Reality. Available from: http://perflensburg.se/Berger social-construction-of-reality.pdf

Berkeley, G. (1710 [2002]) A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Descartes, R. (1641 [1911]) Meditations on First Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. Available from: http://selfpace.uconn.edu/class/percep/DescartesMeditations.pdf

Heidegger, M. (1927 [1962]) Being and Time. New York: State University of New York. Available from: http://www.naturalthinker.net/trl/texts/Heidegger,Martin/Heidegger, Martin - Being and Time/Being and Time.pdf

Hume, D. (1739 [1896]) A Treatise of Human Nature. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kant, E. (1787 [online]) Critique of Pure Reason. Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide Library. Available from: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/k/kant/immanuel/k16p/complete.html

Kuhn, T.S. (1970) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (2nd ed.). Chicago, London. University of Chicago Press. Available from: http://projektintegracija.pravo.hr/_download/repository/Kuhn_Structure_of_Scientific_Revolutions.pdf

Popper, K. (1959). The logic of scientific discovery. London and New York: Routledge.

Popper, K. (1972). Objective Knowledge: An  Evolutionary Approach. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Popper, K. (1994). The Myth of the Framework. In Defence of Science and Rationality. London and New York. Routledge

 

Qualitative research

Centre for Longitudinal Studies (2015). National Child Development Study. Available from: http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/page.aspx?&sitesectionid=724&sitesectiontitle=Welcome+to+the+1958+National+Child+Development+Study

Griseri, P. (2002) Management Knowledge: A Critical View, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Jensen, J.V. (1978). A Heuristic for the Analysis of the Nature and Extent of a Problem. Journal of Creative Behaviour. Vol 12: 68-180

Kvale, S. (1996). InterViews: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing. SAGE. Thousand Oaks, California.

Lincoln, Y.S. (1995) Emerging criteria for quality in qualitative and interpretive research. Qualitative Inquiry. 1 (3): 275-289

Morgan, G. and Smircich, L. (1980)  The Case for Qualitative Research. The Academy of Management Review  5 (4): 491-500

National Archives (2015). UK Data Archive. Available from: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk

 

Quantitative research

Stevens, S. (1946). On the Theory of Scales of Measurement. Science. 103 (2684): 677–680. Available from: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/103/2684/677

Leemis, L. M., McQueston, J.T. (2008). Teacher’s Corner: Univariate Distribution Relationships. American Statistician. 62 (1): p45-53. Available from: http://www.math.wm.edu/~leemis/2008amstat.pdf

Smith, G. (2015). Standard deviations: flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics. Overlook Press. New York.

 

Content analysis

Harris, H. (2001). Content Analysis of Secondary Data: A study of Courage in Managerial Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics. 34(3-4): 191-208

Kabanoff, B., Waldersee, R. and Cohen, M. (1995). Espoused Values and Organisational Change Themes. Academy of Management Journal. 38(4): 1075-2104

 

Photo-elicitation

Warren, S. (2005). Photography and voice in critical qualitative management research. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 18(6): 861-882. Available from: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/09513570510627748

 

Surveys and interviewing

Wajcman, J., and Martin, B. (2002). Narratives of Identity in Modern Management: The Corrosion of Identity Difference? Sociology. 36: 985–1002. Available from: http://soc.sagepub.com/content/36/4/985.full.pdf
 

Focus groups

Cunha, M. P., and Cunha, R. C. (2004). The Dialectics of Human Resource Management in Cuba. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 15(7): 1280–92

 

Visualisation

Hardin, M., Hom, D., Perez, R., & Williams, L. (2014). Which chart or graph is right for you? Tableau Software. Available from: http://www.tableausoftware.com/sites/default/files/media/which_chart_v6_final_0.pdf

 

Content analysis

Bligh, M. C., Kohles, J. C., & Meindl, J. R. (2004). Charisma Under Crisis: Presidential Leadership, Rhetoric, and Media Responses Before and After the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. The Leadership Quarterly. 15(2): 211-239

 

Meta-analysis

Gully, S., Incalcaterra, K., Joshi, A., and Beaubien, J. (2002). A Meta-analysis of Team-Efficacy, Potency, and Performance: Interdependence and Level of Analysis as Moderators of Observed Relationships. Journal of Applied Psychology. 87(5): 819–32

 

Oral history

Bloor, M. (2002). No Longer Dying for a Living: Collective Responses to Injury Risks in South Wales Mining Communities, 1900–47. Sociology. 36(1): 89–105. Available from: http://soc.sagepub.com/content/36/1/89.full.pdf

 

 

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