Research Methods: Collections

Research Methods Textbooks and Supplementary Reading

This collection contains key textbooks, revision titles, and supplementary reading titles for your course, from new and established authors. From textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, to supplements and additional reading, you will find course textbooks to teach from, alongside additional titles for your reading list and to recommend to your library.

New and Forthcoming Titles, and Key Backlist

All titles featured in this collection can be requested as e-Inspection copies, to consider for your course. Some titles are also available as print exam copies. Look out for the blue button by each title to request yours, or email Matilda Pacey (matilda.pacey@tandf.co.uk) with your course details.

Navigate the collection via the contents on the left, and use it to:

  • Browse full details of all our new titles; including tables of contents, reviews, author biographies and more;
  • Recommend titles of interest to your librarian;
  • Request complimentary exam copies where offered;

Our full range of titles is available to browse at www.routledge.com/research-methods

A small selection of our key titles include:

Featured Titles

  • IBM SPSS Statistics 25 Step by Step

    A Simple Guide and Reference, 15th Edition

    By Darren George, Paul Mallery

    IBM SPSS Statistics 25 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference, 15e, takes a straightforward, step-by-step approach that makes SPSS software clear to beginners and experienced researchers alike. Extensive use of four-color screen shots, clear writing, and step-by-step boxes guide readers through…

    Paperback – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

    A Practical Guide to Realistic Evaluation, 7th Edition

    By Fred Pyrczak, Maria Tcherni-Buzzeo

    Evaluating Research in Academic Journals is a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. It breaks down the process of evaluating a journal article into easy-to-understand steps, and emphasizes the practical aspects of…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Basic Statistics

    A Workbook Based on Excerpts from Journal Articles, 8th Edition

    By Zealure C. Holcomb, Keith S. Cox

    Interpreting Basic Statistics gives students valuable practice in interpreting statistical reporting as it actually appears in peer-reviewed journals. New to the eighth edition:  A broader array of basic statistical concepts is covered, especially to better reflect the New Statistics. …

    Paperback – 2017-08-28
    Routledge

  • Action Research Communities

    Professional Learning, Empowerment, and Improvement Through Collaborative Action Research

    By Craig A. Mertler

    Action Research Communities presents a new perspective on two current and proven educational practices: classroom-/school-based action research and professional learning communities. Implementation of one or the other of these practices often results in a variety of possible benefits for the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • Understanding Research Methods

    An Overview of the Essentials, 10th Edition

    By Mildred L. Patten, Michelle Newhart

    A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge

  • The Craft of Political Research

    10th Edition

    By W. Phillips Shively

    The Craft of Political Research is a non-technical introduction to research design and analysis in political science, emphasizing the choices we make when we design a research project and analyze its results. The book’s approach centers on asking an interesting research question, and then designing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • Writing Literature Reviews

    A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 7th Edition

    By Jose L. Galvan, Melisa C. Galvan

    This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book.   New to the seventh edition:   Each chapter…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05
    Routledge

  • Using Sources Effectively

    Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism, 5th Edition

    By Robert A. Harris

    Now in its fifth, expanded edition, Using Sources Effectively, Fifth Edition targets the two most prominent problems in current research-paper writing: the increase in unintentional plagiarism and the ineffective use of research source material. Designed as a supplementary textbook for both…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge