Extended Reading

The following list of journal articles and books provide extended reading on topics covered in chapter 32 in the second edition. Please note that journal articles are free to access, whereas book extracts (denoted by methods.sagepub.com URLs) require your university to have a subscription to SAGE Research Methods.​

Sparkes, A. C. (2007). Embodiment, academics, and the audit culture: A story seeking consideration. Qualitative Research, 7(4), 519-548.
Andrew Sparkes has researched and published extensively using biographical methods to give insight into the significance of gender, sport, disability, spinal injury and age as they affect identity and learning. He has also written reflexively about being an academic researcher, including the above.

Hammersley, M. (2010). Reproducing or constructing? Some questions about transcription in social research. Qualitative Research, 10(5), 553-569
Martyn Hammersley is an important writer on research methodology in education. A recent piece looks carefully at issues associated with the process of transcribing audio and visual recordings.

Sikes, P. (2008). At the eye of the storm: An academic('s) experience of moral panic. Qualitative Inquiry, 14(2), 235-253.
Pat Sikes has long experience in life history and narrative research in education and has used the approach to explore some highly sensitive issues. In this article she gives an account of being misreported and misrepresented over research she undertook about sexual relations between teachers and pupils and reflects on some of the ethical issues.