There is no set text for this unit because different students will require different approaches to their research depending on the discipline, the research question, and the kinds of ontological and epistemological assumptions they make. However, an indicative reading list follows:
Alvesson, M., & Karreman, D. (2000). Varieties of Discourse: On the Study of Organizations Through Discourse Analysis. Human Relations, 53(9), 1125 -1149.
Bell, A. (2011). Re-constructing Babel: Discourse analysis, hermeneutics and the Interpretive Arc. Discourse Studies, 13(5), 519-568.
Boje, D. M. (2001). Narrative Methods for Organizational & Communication Research. New Park: Sage.
Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing grounded theory: A practical guide through qualitative analysis. London: Sage.
Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches: Sage publications.
Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2003). Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Landscape of Qualitative Research: Theories and Issues (pp. 1-46). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Fairclough, N. (2003). Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research. London: Routledge.
Flood, A. (2010). Understanding phenomenology: Anne Flood looks at the theory and methods involved in phenomenological research. Nurse researcher, 17(2), 7-15.
Flyvbjerg, B. (2001). Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again (S. Sampson, Trans.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Flyvbjerg, B. (2011). Case study. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (4th Edition ed., pp. 301-316). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Given, L. M. (2008). The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods: Sage Publications.
Hansen, H. (2006). The Ethnonarrative Approach. Human Relations, 59(8), 1049-1075.
Heath, C., Hindmarsh, J., & Luff, P. (2010). Video in qualitative research: Analysing social interaction in everyday life. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Iggers, G. G. (2005). Historiography in the twentieth century: From scientific objectivity to the postmodern challenge: Wesleyan University Press.
Jepson, D. (2010). The importance of national language as a level of discourse within individuals’ theorising of leadership—A qualitative study of German and English employees. Leadership, 6(4), 425-445.
Johnson, P., & Duberley, J. (2000). Understanding Management Research: An Introduction to Epistemology. London: Sage.
Jorgensen, D. L. (1989). Participant observation: Wiley Online Library.
Kvale, S. (2008). Doing interviews: Sage.
Lee, T. W. (1999). Using qualitative methods in organizational research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Lemke, J. L. (1998). Discourse Dynamics and Social Change. Cultural Dynamics, 6(1), 243-275.
Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (1985). Naturalistic inquiry (Vol. 75): Sage.
Marshall, C., & Rossman, G. B. (2006). Designing qualitative research (Fourth edition). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis (2nd edition ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Pullen, A., & Rhodes, C. (2008). Dirty writing. Culture and Organization, 14(3), 241-259. doi:10.1080/14759550802270684
Qu, S. Q., & Dumay, J. (2011). The qualitative research interview. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, 8(3), 238-264.
Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (2001). Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice: Sage.
Reinharz, S., & Davidman, L. (1992). Feminist methods in social research: Oxford University Press.
Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2005). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (Second edition ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Saldaña, J. (2015). The coding manual for qualitative researchers: Sage.
Seidman, I. (2006). Interviewing as qualitative research: A guide for researchers in education and the social sciences, third edition. New York: Teachers College Press.
Sjöström, B., & Dahlgren, L. O. (2002). Applying phenomenography in nursing research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 40(3), 339-345.
Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (1990). Basics of Qualitative Research: Grounded Theory Procedures and Techniques. Newbury Park: Sage.
van Dijk, T. (1997). The Study of Discourse. In T. van Dijk (Ed.), Discourse as Structure and Process. London: Sage.