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  1. Key Texts 8 items
    The books and articles in this section should give you most of the general information you need to write your dissertation. You will of course complement this with reading specifically about your topic.
    1. The social work dissertation: using small-scale qualitative methodology - Malcolm Carey 2013

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase This is the main text for this module. It is a clearly written book which explains most aspects of the dissertation from a social work perspective.

    2. Doing Social Work Research - Roger S. Smith 2009

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase This is another accessible book, written specifically for social work students, about research methods

    3. Research and Inequality - Carole Truman, Donna M Mertens, Beth Humphries 2014

      Book Recommended Reading This books looks at how issues such as ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity, disability, gender, health and old age can be addressed in research conducted from an emancipatory perspective.

    4. Social Work Research for Social Justice - Beth Humphries, Jo Campling 2008

      Book Recommended Reading This is a useful source for research approaches, particularly using participatory methods, which promote social justice.

    5. Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care: A Practical Guide - Helen Aveyard 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading This is a useful and detailed guide to doing a literature review but bear in mind that it is written primarily for health students, rather than social work.

    6. Doing your masters dissertation: realizing your potential as a social scientist - Chris Hart 2005

      Book Recommended Reading

    7. Conducting a literature review - Jennifer Rowley, Frances Slack 06/2004

      Article Essential Reading This article is a really useful guide to writing a literature review.

    8. Using thematic analysis in psychology - Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke 01/2006

      Article Essential Reading This article is a clear and comprehensive guide to thematic analysis of qualitative data - which most students have to discuss in the research proposal chapter of their dissertation.l

  2. Supplementary Reading 7 items
    These books will give you more information and guidance for your dissertation, particularly about research methods.
    1. Research for social workers: an introduction to methods - Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles 2013

      Book Recommended Reading

    2. A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care - Carol Munn-Giddings, Richard Winter 2002

      Book Recommended Reading This is a really useful guide for participatory action research.

    3. Understanding Social Work Research - Hugh McLaughlin 2011

      Book Recommended Reading