Further Readings

Research methodology

Bell. J. (2010) Doing Your Research Project (5th edn). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business Research Methods (3rd edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clough, Peter and Nutbrown, Cathy (2002) ‘Research Design: Shaping the study ‘from Clough, Peter and Nutbrown, Cathy, A student’s guide to methodology: justifying enquiry pp.133-154, London, Sage

Cochran, W.G. (1977) Sampling Techniques (3rd edn). New York: Wiley.

Field, A. (2008) Discovering Statistics using SPSS (4th edn). London: SAGE.

O’Leary, Z (2010) The Essential Guide to Doing your Research Project (2nd edn). London: SAGE.

Oliver, P. (2010) The Students’ Guide to Research Ethics, (2nd edn). Maidenhead: Open University

Saunders, Mark N.K. and Lewis, P. (2011) Doing Research in Business and Management: An Essential Guide to Planning Your Project. London: Prentice Hall. 

Silverman, D. (2010) Qualitative Research: Issues of Theory, Method and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Thomas, G. (2011) How to do your Case Study: A Guide for Students and Researchers. London: SAGE.

Primary data collection - interviews

Mikecz, R. (2012) ‘Interviewing elites: Addressing Methodological issues’, Qualitative Inquiry, 18(6), 482-493

Sturges, Judith and Hanrahan, K. (2004) Comparing telephone and face-to-face qualitative interviewing: a research note, Qualitative Research, SAGE Publications.


Literature Review

Randolph, Justus (2009) A guide to writing the dissertation literature review, Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 14, No.13, June.

Research questions / mixed methods

Tashakkori, A. and Creswell, J.W. (2007) ‘Exploring the nature of Research Questions in Mixed Methods Research, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1:207.

White, P. (2008) Developing Research Questions: A Guide for Social Scientists. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mixed methods

Bryman, A. (2006) Integrating quantitative and qualitative research: how is it done? Qualitative Research, Sage Publications, vol. 6(1), 97-113.

Molina-Azorin, J.F. (2011) The use and added value of mixed methods in management research,  Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5(1), 7-24.

Narrative analysis

Dawson, A. and Hjorth, D. (2012) Advancing Family Business Research through Narrative analysis, Family Business Review, 25:339.

Secondary data

SAGE Secondary data analysis: The General Household Survey as a source for Secondary Analysis, SAGE Research Methods.