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Course Guide for RGS6035 - Research Methods

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Circulating Books



The Amberton Library has about 14,000 volumes and is very focused. Only books on topics that support the courses taught at Amberton are chosen to be added to the library. The library catalog is a good place to begin research on your topic. This provides an index to all of the books, videos, and audiocassettes in the collection.


Searching is done by Author, Title, or Subject. Keyword searches may also be done in the Title field. This is similar to a title search. Choose “Title” and type your keyword(s). A listing of all books containing your keyword(s) in the title will appear.


Below is a small sample of some of the newest print materials in the library collection you may find useful in studying Advanced Project Management Foundations.






001.12 B6445 4th ed

Craft of Research

                        Wayne C. Booth (et als.). Chicago, IL; University of Chicago Press, 2016.                                                                                    


001.42 B644s             

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review

                        Andrew Booth, Diana Papaionnov, and Anthea Sutton. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


001.42 C625 3rd ed

Student’s Guide to Methodology: Justifying Enquiry

                        Peter Clough and Cathy Nutwood. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


001.42 Ed582            

An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

                        W. Alex Edmonds and Tom D. Kennedy. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013.


001.42 F495 4th ed

Conducting Research Literature Reviews: from the Internet to Paper

                        Arlene Fink. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.


001.42 H184              

Research Methods: the Key Concepts

                        Michael Hammond and Jerry J. Wellington. New York: Routledge, 2013.


001.42 R197  

Reason and Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research

                        Sharon M. Ravitch and Matthew Riggan. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


001.42 Sa345             

100 Questions (and Answers) about Research Methods

                        Neil J. Salkind. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


001.42 Sh75               

How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences: a Very Practical Guide for Students

                        Phillip Chong Ho Shon. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2012.


001.42 T674   

Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact

                        Sarah J. Tracy. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.


001.42 V868              

When to Use What Research Design

                        W. Paul Vogt, Dianne C. Gardner, and Lynne M. Haeffele. New York: Guilford Press, 2012.


025.04 O13 3rd ed

Internet Research Skills

                        Niall O Dochartaigh. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2012;


150.72 B396  

Successful Research Projects: a Step-by-Step Guide

                        Bernard Beins. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.


150.72 B64    

Research Methods: Are You Equipped?

                        Jennifer Raacke and John Raacke. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2012.


150.72 Ev151  3rd  ed 

Methods in Psychological Research

                        Annabel Evans and Bryan J. Evans. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.


150.72 M122 2nd ed               

Process of Research in Psychology

                        Dawn M. McBride. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013.


150.72 N377              

Research Methods in Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior

                          Paul Nestor and Russell K. Schutt. Los Angeles, CA; Sage, 2012.


153.42 B791t 

Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions

                           Stephen Brookfield. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2012.


153.83 K914  

Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking

                             Mikael Krogerus, Roman Tschappeler, and Jenny Piening.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2012.



158.3072 W935

Research Methods for Counseling: an Introduction

                        Robert J. Wright. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2014.


300.72 L897               

Methodological Thinking: Basic Principles of Social Research Design

                        Donileen R. Loseke.  Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013.


300.72 OL83              

Data Collection: Key Debates and Methods in Social Research

                        Wendy K. Olsen. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


300.72 Sk57                           

Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

                        Beth P. Skott and Masjo Ward. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013.


300.722 Y583 5th ed              

Case Study Research: Design and Methods

                         Robert K. Yin.  Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2014.


302 M316       

Researching Interpersonal Relationships: Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis

                          Jimmie Manning and Adrianne D. Kunkel. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.


371.2 H275                

Writing Useful, Accessible, and Legally Defensible Psychoeducational Reports

                        Michael Hass, and Jeanne Anne M. Carriere. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2014.


378.007  H713  

Who Says?:  the Writer’s Research

                        Deborah H. Holdstein and Danielle Aquiline. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


519.5 P939                 

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

                        Gregory J. Privitera. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage, 2012.


519.5 T277                 

Statistics Translated: a Step-by-Step Guide to Analyzing and Interpreting Data

                        Steven R. Terrell. New York: Guilford Press, 2012.


616.89156 W673c      

Clinician’s Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

                        Lee Williams, JoEllen Patterson, and Todd M. Edwards. New York: Guilford Press. 2014.


650.072  Ea777  4th ed  

Management Research

                        Mark Easterby-Smith, Mark Thorpe, and Paul Jackson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


808.02 M228              

How to Think, Write, and Reflect Critically

                        Kathleen A. McMillan and Jonathan Weyers.  Harlow, UK: Pearson, 2013.


808.025 W544

How to Cite, Reference, and Avoid Plagiarism at University

                        Jonathan D. B. Weyers and Kathleen McMillan. New York: Prentice Hall, 2012.


808.027 P3166 10th ed           

Cite them Right: the Essential Referencing Guide

                        Richard Pears.  London: Palgrave, 2016.


808.06615 Sz71   6th ed

Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy

                        Lenore T. Szuchman. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2014.


808.06665 D221        

Reader-Friendly Reports: a No-Nonsense Guide to Effective Writing for MBA’s, Consultants and Other Professionals

                        Carter A. Daniel. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.