Bibliography of Research on Methods Teaching

This page provides a bibliography of some of the most recent articles concerning research methods teaching in the social sciences, with relevance across disciplines.

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Buckley, J., Brown, M., Thomson, S., Olsen, W. and Carter, J. (2015) Embedding quantitative skills into the social science curriculum: case studies from Manchester, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI:10.1080/13645579.2015.1062624

Corti, L. & Van den Eynden, V  (2015) Learning to manage and share data: jump-starting the research methods curriculum, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI:10.1080/13645579.2015.1062627

Hern√°ndez-Hern√°ndez, F. and Sancho-Gil, J. C., (2015) A learning process within an education research group: an approach to learning qualitative research methods, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI:10.1080/13645579.2015.1049468

Hesse-Biber, S. (2015) The problems and prospects in the teaching of mixed methods research, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI 10.1080/13645579.2015.1062622

Hesse-Biber. S.¬†(2010) ‘Teaching Grounded Theory’, in Bryant, A. & Charmaz, K. The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory. Sage: London.

Howard, C. & Brady, M. (2015) Teaching social research methods after the critical turn: challenges and benefits of a constructivist pedagogy, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI 10.1080/13645579.2015.1062625

Kilburn, Daniel and Nind, Melanie and Wiles, Rose (2014) Short Courses in Advanced Research Methods: Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning. Project Report. NCRM. (Unpublished)

Kilburn, D., and Nind, M. and Wiles, R. (2014) Learning as researchers and teachers: The development of a pedagogical culture for social science research methods? British Journal of Educational Studies, 62 (2). pp. 191-207. ISSN 0007-1005.

Lewthwaite, Sarah¬†and¬†Nind, Melanie (March, 2015)¬†Teaching advanced research methods ‚Äď NCRM quick start guide. Manual. NCRM.

Lewthwaite, Sarah and Nind, Melanie (2016) Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Expert Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice. British Journal of Educational Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00071005.2016.1197882

Nind, M., Kilburn, D. & Luff, R. (2015): The teaching and learning of social research methods: developments in pedagogical knowledge, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1062631

Nind, M.,  Kilburn, D. & Wiles, R. (2015): Using video and dialogue to generate pedagogic knowledge: teachers, learners and researchers reflecting together on the pedagogy of social research methods, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1062628

Nind, Melanie & Lewthwaite, Sarah (2017) Hard to Teach: Inclusive pedagogy in social science research methods education, International Journal of Inclusive Education. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1355413

Nind, Melanie & Lewthwaite, Sarah (2018) Methods that teach: developing pedagogic research methods, developing pedagogy, International Journal of Research & Method in Education. DOI:

Paulus, Trena M., and Bennett, Ann M., (2015) ‘I have a love-hate relationship with ATLAS.ti’: integrating qualitative data analysis software into a graduate research methods course, International Journal of Research and Method in Education. DOI 10.1080/1743727X.2015.1056137.

Roulston, K., deMarrais, K. and Paulus, T. M. (2018) Journeys to Teaching Qualitative Research Methods Online. LEARNing Landscapes. 11(1), pp/ 217-231.

Scott Jones, J. and Goldring, J. E.¬†(2015) ‚ÄėI‚Äôm not a quants person‚Äô; key strategies in building competence and confidence in staff who teach quantitative research methods‚Äô,¬†International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI:10.1080/13645579.2015.1062623

Silver, Christina and Woolf, Nicholas H., (2015) From guided-instruction to facilitation of learning: the development of Five-level QDA as a CAQDAS pedagogy that explicates the practices of expert users, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI:10.1080/13645579.2015.1062626

Smith, B.,¬†and Hesse-Biber, S. (1996) Users’ experiences with qualitative data analysis software. Social Science Computer Review, 14, 423-432.¬†DOI: 10.1177/089443939601400404

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