Research Methods Resources

The following books have been recommended by the faculty of the Department of Literature and Languages as appropriate for their doctoral students:

  • Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done Dissertation by Sonja Foss and William Waters (Rowman and Littlefied, Publishers, Inc. 2007)
  • Research Methods for English Studies, 2nd Edition,  Edited by Gabriele Griffin (Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2013)
  • Research Methods for Cultural Studies, Edited by Michael Pickering (Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2008)
  • Currently under review by the Department of Literature and Languages is: Research Methods in Linguistics, Edited by Robert Podesva and Devyani Sharma (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Frequently cited in dissertations in education is the research methods text by Creswell:

  • Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches, 3rd, by John Creswell (Sage Publications, Inc., 2013)

To be reviewed by appropriate departments:

  • Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Arts, 2nd Edition, by Graeme Sullivan (Sage Publications, Inc., 2010)
  • Research Methods in Theatre and Performance, Edited by Baz Kershaw and Helen Nicholson (Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2011)

The classic nonparametric statistics text:

  • Nonparametric Statistics by Sidney Siegel and N.John Castellan, Jr., 2nd Edition (McGraw Hill, 1988)

Currently used statistics text books:

  • Using Multivariate Statistics, 6th Edition, by Barbara Tabachnick and Linda Fidell (Pearson, 2012)
  • Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics, 4th Edition, by Andy Field (Sage, 2013)

For a comparison of EdD to PhD programs, the University of Vermont offers a comprehensive table comparing the two.