Research Methods

Find seminal books on qualitative and quantitative research. If you are a doctoral student, you can cite these resources in Chapter 3 of your dissertation.

Qualitative Research

General Qualitative Research Guides

Book Jacket Designing Qualitative Research
Published: 2016
Author: Marshall, Catherine
Book Jacket Completing your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map from Beginning to End
Published: 2016
Author: Bloomberg, Linda Dale

Grounded Theory

Book Jacket Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory.Published: 2015
Authors: Corbin, Juliet M.
The Discovery of Grounded Theory, book cover The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research
Published: 1967
Authors: Glaser, Barney G.Strauss, Anselm L.


Phenomenological Research Methods, book cover Phenomenological Research Methods
Published: 1994
Author: Moustakas, Clark E
Researching the Lived Experience, book cover Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensititve Pedagogy
Published: 1990
Authors: Van Manen, Max

Case Study

Case study research, book cover Case Study Research and Applications, Design and Methods
Published: 2018
Author: Yin, Robert. K.

Focus Groups

Focus Groups, book cover Focus Groups: a Practical Guide for Applied Research
Published: 1994
Author: Krueger, Richard A.


Ethnography: Step by step, book cover Ethnography: Step by Step
Published: 2010
Author: Fetterman, David M..

Non-Western Methodologies

Decolonizing Methodologies Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
Published: 2012
Author: Smith, Linda Tuhiwai
Indigenous Research Methods, book cover Indigenous Research Methodologies
Published: 2012
Chilisa, Bagele
Research is Ceremony, book cover Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods
Published: 2008
Authors: Wilson, Shawn
Quantitative Research
Book Jacket Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods: From Hypothesis to Results 
Published: 2012
Author: Martin, William E.
Book Jacket Quantitative Research for Professionals
Published: 2007
Author: Vogt, W. Paul