Note: This is an on-going project.  Additional resources will be added as identified.  Publications within the list are placed in the most appropriate section; you may find books covering multiple topics appearing within more than one section.   


Qualitative Research Methodology


  1. Banks, M. (2007). Using visual data in qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  2. Barbour, R. (2007). Doing focus groups. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  3. Bazeley, P. & Jackson, K. (2013). Qualitative data analysis with nVivo (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  4. Bogdan, R.C. & Biklen, S.K. (1998). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  5. Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing grounded theory. Los Angeles: Sage.
  6. Creswell, J.W. (2003). Research design - Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  7. Creswell, J. (2013). Qualitative inquiry & research design: choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  8. Creswell, J. (2008). Educational research - planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  9. Crotty, M. (1998). The foundations of social research: meaning and perspective in the research process. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  10. Fetterman, D. (1998). Ethnography: step by step (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ​
  11. Flick, U. (2007). Managing quality in qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  12. Fowler, F.J. (1988). Survey research methods. Newbury Park: Sage Publications.
  13. Hesse-Biber, S. & Leavy, P. (2006). The practice of qualitative research. Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage.
  14. Josselson, R. (2013). Interviewing for qualitative inquiry: a relational approach. New York: The Guilford Press. 
  15. Kalton, G. (1983). Introduction to survey sampling. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  16. Kazdin, A.E. (1992). Research design in clinical psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  17. Keller, R. (2013). Doing discourse research: an introduction for social scientists. Los Angeles: Sage.
  18. Kerlinger, F. (1986). Foundations of behavioral research. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
  19. Kvale, S. (2007). Doing interviews. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  20. Maxwell, J.A. (2005). Qualitative research design: an interactive approach (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  21. Merriam, S. B. (1998). Qualitative research and case study applications in education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  22. Moustakas, C. (1994). Phenomenological research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  23. Payne, D.A. (1992). Measuring and evaluating educational outcomes. New York: Macmillan Publishing.
  24. Rapley, T. (2007). Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  25. Riessman, C. (2008). Narrative methods for the human sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  26. Saldana, J. (2013). The coding manual for qualitative researchers (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.
  27. Spradley, J.P. (1980). Participant observation. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers.
  28. Strauss, A.L. (1987). Qualitative analysis for social scientists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  29. Stake, R. (2006). Multiple case study analysis. New York: The Guilford Press. 
  30. Stake, R. (2010). Qualitative research: studying how things work. New York: The Guilford Press. ​
  31. Wertz, F., Charmaz, K., McMullen, L., Josselson, R., Anderson, R. & McSpadden, E. (2011). Five ways of doing qualitative analyses. New York: The Guilford Press.
  32. Wolcott, H.F. (1990). Writing up qualitative research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  33. Yin, R.K. (1994). Case study research - design and methods. Newbury Park: Sage Publications.


Quantitative Research Methodology


  1. Babbie, E. (2013). The practice of social research (13th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  2. Black, T. (1999). Doing quantitative research in the social sciences. London: Sage Publications.  
  3. Campbell, D. & Stanley, J. (1966). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for research. Chicago: Rand McNally.
  4. Cook, T. & Campbell, D. (1979 ) Quasi-experimentation: design and analysis issues for field settings. Chicago: Rand McNally.
  5. Creswell, J.W. & Creswell, J.D.  (2018). Research design - Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  6. Creswell, J. (2008). Educational research - planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  7. Gay, L., Mills, G. & Airasian, P. (2012). Educational research - competencies for analysis and application (12th ed.). New York: Merrill.
  8. Kazdin, A.E. (1992). Research design in clinical psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 
  9. Lehman, R. (1991). Statistics and research design in the behavioral sciences. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing.
  10. Martella, R., Nelson, R. & Marchand-Martella, N. (1999). Research methods. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  11. Martin, W. & Bridgmon, K. (2011). Quantitative and statistical research methods: from hypothesis to results. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass. 
  12. McMillan, J. & Schumacher, S. (2010). Research in education: evidence-based inquiry (7th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
  13. Salkind, N. (2012). Exploring research (8th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
  14. Sekaran, U. & Bougie, R. (2013). Research methods for business. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  15. Shadish, W., Cook, T. & Campbell, D. (2001). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference. Boston: Cenage. ​
  16. Spector, P. (1981). Research designs: quantitative applications in social sciences. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  17. Vogt, P. (2006). Quantitative research methods for professionals in education and other fields. New York: Pearson. 


Mixed Methods Research


  1. Creswell, J. & Plano Clark, V. (2017). Designing and conducting mixed methods research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  2. Creswell, J. (2014). A concise introduction to mixed methods research: Los Angeles: Sage. 
  3. Greene, G. (2007). Mixed methods in social research. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey Bass.  
  4. Hesse-Bieber, S. (2010). Mixed methods research: merging theory with practice. New York: The Guilford Press. 
  5. Ivankova, N. (2015). Mixed methods applications in action research. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. 
  6. Morse, J. & Niehaus, (2009). Mixed method design: principles and procedures. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  7. Plano Clark, V. & Creswell, J. (2008). The mixed methods reader. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. ​
  8. Plano Clark, V. & Ivankova, N. (2015). Mixed methods research a guide to the field. Los Angeles: Sage. 
  9. Teddlie, C. & Tashakkori, A., (2008). Foundations of mixed methods research: integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in the social and behavioral sciences​. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Dissertation Development


  1. Bryant, M. (2004). The portable dissertation adviser. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  2. Locke, L., Spirduso, W. & Silverman, A. (2007). Proposals that work - a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  3. Munhall, P. & Chenail, R. (2008). Qualitative research proposals and reports (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publications.
  4. Roberts, C. (2004). The dissertation journey: a practical and comprehensive guide to planning, writing and defending your dissertation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  5. Terrell, S. (2015). Writing a proposal for your dissertation: guidelines and examples. New York: The Guilford Press.
  6. Walker, M. & Thomson, P. (Eds.) (2010). The Routledge doctoral supervisor's companion. London: Routledge.


Inferential Statistics


  1. Aldenderfer, M.S., & Blashfield, R.K. (1984). Cluster analysis. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  2. Arminger, G., Clogg, C., & Sobel, M.E. (1995). Handbook of statistical modeling for the social and behavioral sciences. New York: Plenum Press.
  3. Bennett,k J., Briggs, W. & Triola, M. (2003). Statistical reasoning in everyday life (2nd ed.). Boston: Addison Wesley.
  4. Bluman, A. (2005). Probability demystified. New York: McGraw-Hill.  
  5. Box, G., Hunter, W, & Hunter, J. (1978). Statistics for experimenters. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  6. Bray, J.H., & Maxwell, S.E. (1985). Multivariate analysis of variance. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  7. Brown, T. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis for applied research (2nd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. 
  8. Dunteman, G.H. (1989). Principal components analysis. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  9. Edwards, A.J. (1984). An introduction to linear regression and correlation. New York: W.H. Freeman.
  10. Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd. ed). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  11. Freund, J.E., & Williams, F.J. (1966). Dictionary / outline of basic statistics. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  12. Grimm, L.G. & Yarnold, P.R. (Eds.). (1995). Reading and understanding multivariate statistics. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  13. Grimm, L.G. & Yarnold, P.R. (Eds.). (2000). Reading and understanding more multivariate statistics. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  14. Hair, J., Black, W., Babin, B., Anderson, R. & Tatham, R. (2006). Multivariate data analysis (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  15. Healy, M.J.R. (1986). Matrices for statistics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  16. Huck, S. (2008). Reading statistics and research (5th ed.) New York: Allyn & Bacon.
  17. Kachigan, S.K. (1991). Multivariate statistical analysis – a conceptual introduction. New York: Radius,
  18. Kaplan, D. (2014). Bayesian statistics for the social sciences. New York: The Guilford Press.  
  19. Kim, J., & Mueller, C.W. (1978). Introduction to factor analysis - what it is and how to do it. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  20. Kim, J., & Mueller, C.W. (1978). Factor analysis – statistical methods and practical issues. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  21. Klecka, W.R. (1980). Discriminant analysis. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  22. Kume, H. (1985). Statistical methods for quality improvement. Tokyo: AOTS.
  23. Lewis-Beck, M.S. (1980). Applied regression - an introduction. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  24. Little, T. (2013). Longitudinal structural equation modeling. New York: The Guilford Press. 
  25. Long, J.S. (1983). Confirmatory factor analysis. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  26. Long, J.S. (1983). Covariance structure models - An introduction to LISREL. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  27. Phillips, J.L. (1992). How to think about statistics. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.
  28. Schacht, S.P. & Stewart, B. (1995). Social statistics: A user-friendly approach. Boston:Allyn and Bacon.
  29. Sincich, T. (1993). Statistics by example. New York: MacMillan.
  30. Stevens, J. (1990). Intermediate statistics: A modern approach. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  31. Stevens, J. (1992). Applied multivariate statistics for the social sciences. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  32. Terrell, S. (2012). Statistics translated: a step-by-step approach to analyzing and interpreting data. New York: The Guilford Press.
  33. Vogt, W. & Burke, R. (2011). Dictionary of statistics & methodology: a nontechnical guide for the social sciences (4th ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.
  34. ​Vogt, W., Vogt, E., Gardner, D. & Haeffele, L. (2014). Selecting the right analyses for your data: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. New York: The Guilford Press.
  35. Wildt, A.R., & Ahtola, O.T. (1978). Analysis of covariance. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  36. Wolf, F.M. (1986). Meta-analysis - quantitative methods for research synthesis. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 



Instrumentation Development, Validation and Evaluation


  1. Alkin, M. (2011). Evaluation essentials: from A to Z. New York: The Guilford Press. 
  2. Converse, J.M., & Presser, S. (1986). Survey questions - Handcrafting the standardized questionnaire. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  3. DeFina, A.A. (1992). Portfolio assessment - getting started. New York: Scholastic. 
  4. DeVellis, R.F. (2011). Scale development: theory and applications (3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  5. Fink, A. (2002). The survey kit (2nd. Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  6. Fitz-Gibbon, C.T., & Morris, L.L. (1987). How to design a program evaluation. Newbury Park: Sage Publications. 
  7. Gronlund, N.E. (1998). Assessment of student achievement (6th ed.) Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  8. Issac, S. & Michael, W. (1995). Handbook in research and evaluation for education and the behavioral sciences (3rd ed.) San Diego: Edits. 
  9. Newmark, C.S. (1985). Major psychological assessment instruments. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 
  10. Nunnally, J.C., & Bernstein, I.H. (1994). Psychometric theory. New York: McGraw-Hill. 
  11. Oppenheim, A.N. (1992). Questionnaire design, interviewing and attitude measurement. London: Pinter Publishers.
  12. Owens, J. (2007). Program evaluation: forms and approaches (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. 
  13. Payne, D. (1992). Measuring and evaluating educational outcomes. New York: Merrill.