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  1. General Reading 12 items
    1. Research Methods and Approaches 5 items
      **Especially for students who have not previously studied research methods**
      1. Social research methods - Bryman, Alan 2012

        Book Background

      2. Research design: successful designs for social and economic research - Hakim, Catherine 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      3. Social research: issues, methods and process - May, Tim 2001

        Book Background

      4. Real world research: a resource for users of social research methods in applied settings - Robson, Colin 2011

        Book Background

    2. Background on Social Policy 3 items
      **Especially for students who have not previously studied social policy**
      1. British social policy: 1945 to the present - Howard Glennerster 2007

        Book Background

    3. Statistics and quantitative analysis 3 items
      **Especially for students who have no quant background and are not taking a quant methods course this year**
      1. Statistics without tears: a primer for non-mathematicians - Rowntree, Derek 1981

        Book Background

      2. Exploring data: an introduction to data analysis for social scientists - Marsh, Catherine, Elliott, Jane c2008

        Book Background

      3. Naked statistics: stripping the dread from the data - Charles J. Wheelan 2013

        Book Background

    4. Qualitative analysis 1 item
  2. WEEKLY READINGS

  3. Week 1 Introduction to social policy research 3 items
    1. Lecture: Introduction to Social Policy Research (27thSeptember) 1 item
    2. Seminar: Classic social policy studies (3rd October) 2 items
      1. London labour and the London poor - Henry Mayhew, David England, Rosemary O'Day 2008

        Book Essential pages xxvi-xxxi, 3-5, 182-193, 198-207 and 357-366

      2. Poverty: a study of town life - B. Seebohm Rowntree 2000

        Book Essential pages 136-145 and 295-305

  4. Week 2 Secondary analysis of large surveys 5 items
    1. Lecture: Secondary Analysis of Large Surveys (3rd October) 2 items
      1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2012

        Book Essential Chapter 14

    2. Seminar: Secondary analysis (10th October) 3 items
  5. Week 3 In-depth interviews 4 items
    1. Lecture: In-depth Interviews (11th October) 2 items
      1. Social research methods - Bryman, Alan 2012

        Book Essential chs 9, 11, 20 and 21

      2. Researching education policy: ethical and methodological issues - David Halpin, Barry Troyna 1994

        Book Essential Sex lies and audiotape: Interviewing the education policy elite; by Ozga and Gewirtz

    2. Seminar: In-depth interviews (17th October) 2 items
      1. Families and poverty: everyday life on a low income - Mary Daly, Grace Kelly 2015

        Book Essential pp 1, 15-21, 113-128

  6. Week 4 Investigating poverty 4 items
    1. Lecture: Investigating Poverty (24th October) 2 items
      1. Understanding poverty - Peter Alcock 2006

        Book Essential chapters 1, 5, 7 and 8

    2. Seminar: Investigating poverty (24th October) 2 items
      1. Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia - Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken and Julia Tobias 2012

        Article Essential

  7. Week 5 Understanding neighborhood dynamics 7th November 5 items
    1. Lecture: understanding neighborhood dynamics 3 items
      1. Special Symposium on Qualitative and Mixed-Methods for Policy Analysis - Kathryn Edin, Maureen A. Pirog 03/2014

        Article Essential Read Edin K., Pirog M.A. (2014)

      2. Neighbourhood effects research: new perspectives - Maarten van Ham c2012

        Book Essential Read pp 57-77

    2. Seminar: Understanding neighborhood dynamics 7th November 2 items
      1. American Journal of Sociology

        Document Essential Read Moving Teenagers Out of High-Risk Neighborhoods: How Girls Fare Better than Boys’

  8. Week 6 Reading Week 0 items
  9. Experimental approaches 4 items
    1. Lecture: Experimental Approaches (7th November) 2 items
    2. Seminar: Experiments in social policy (14th November) 2 items
      1. The Effects of Musical Training on Child Development: a Randomized Trial of El Sistema in Venezuela - Xiomara Alemán, Suzanne Duryea, Nancy G. Guerra, Patrick J. McEwan 28/11/2016

        Article Essential Read Alemán, X., Duryea, S., Guerra, N.G. et al. (2016)

  10. Week 8 Policy evaluation 4 items
    1. Lecture: Policy Evaluation (14th November) 2 items
      1. Making the most of it: economic evaluation in the social welfare field - Tom Sefton, Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2002

        Book Essential

    2. Seminar: Policy evaluation (21st November) 2 items
      1. Tax Code Knowledge and Behavioral Responses Among EITC Recipients: Policy Insights from Qualitative Data - Katharine Edin, Laura Tach, Sarah Halpern-Meekin 03/2014

        Article Essential

      2. The impact of Sure Start

        Document Essential pages 1-31

  11. Week 9 Microsimulation 4 items
    1. Lecture: Microsimulation (21st November) 2 items
    2. Seminar: Microsimulation (28th November) 2 items
  12. Week 10 Participatory approaches 6 items
    1. Lecture: Participatory Approaches (28th November) 4 items
      1. Whose reality counts ?: putting the first last - Robert Chambers 1997

        Book Essential

      2. Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research - Sarah Banks, Andrea Armstrong, Kathleen Carter, Helen Graham 11/2013

        Article Essential

    2. Seminar: Participatory approaches (5th December) 2 items
      1. Moving out of poverty: Volume 2: Sucess from the bottom up - Deepa Narayan-Parker, Lant Pritchett, Soumya Kapoor, World Bank 2009

        Book Essential pp. xiii-xiv,2-18,42-49,333-341,369-373

  13. Historical Research 4 items
    1. Lecture: Historical Research 5th December 2 items
    2. Seminar: Historical Approaches (9th January) 2 items
      1. The Evolution of Top Incomes: A Historical and International Perspective - Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez 2006

        Article Essential

      2. Page Journal of social policy, 41 (2): 233-249. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279411000602
  14. Longitudinal analysis 4 items
    1. Lecture: Quantitative Longitudinal Analysis (9th January) 2 items
      1. Longitudinal data for policy analysis - White, Michael, Lakey, Jane, Payne, Joan, Great Britain 2000

        Website Essential

    2. Seminar: Quantitative and Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis (16th January) 2 items
      1. Shared beginnings, divergent lives: delinquent boys to age 70 - John H. Laub, Robert J. Sampson 2003

        Book Essential pages 1-12, 61-75, 145-149, 193-195, 282-293

  15. New technologies in survey research 2 items
    1. Lecture: New technologies in survey research (16th January) 2 items
  16. Organisational research and ethnography 4 items
    1. Lecture: Organisation research and ethnography (23rd January) 2 items
    2. Seminar (30th January) 2 items
      1. Page Journal of Gender Studies, 6 (3): 297-308 online https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.1997.9960690
      2. Page  Policy Studies Institute, pp 1- 17, 570-589. Online here http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/extra/PSI1983.pdf
  17. Geographical approaches 5 items
    1. Lecture: Geographical Approaches (30th January) 3 items
    2. Seminar: Geographical approaches (6th February) 2 items
      1. Combining Census and Survey Data to Trace the Spatial Dimensions of Poverty: A Case Study of Ecuador - Jesko Hentschel, Jean Olson Lanjouw, Peter Lanjouw and Javier Poggi 2000

        Article Essential

  18. Quantitative cross-national comparisons 4 items
    1. Lecture: Quantitative Cross-national Comparisons (6th February) 2 items
      1. Gender, equality, and welfare states - Sainsbury, Diane 1996

        Book Essential (esp ch 1 & 2)

      2. Comparative social policy: concepts, theories, and methods - Clasen, Jochen 1999

        Book Essential

    2. Seminar: Quantitative cross-national comparisons (20th February) 2 items
      1. The spirit level: why more equal societies almost always do better - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kate Pickett 2009

        Book Essential pages 3-14, 18-24, 129-144 and 260-265

  19. Qualitative cross-national comparisons 4 items
    1. Lecture: Qualitative Cross-national Comparisons (20th February) 2 items
      1. A handbook of comparative social policy 2013

        Book Essential Cross national qualitative research methods: Innovations in the New in Kennett; by S. Mangen

      2. Page  J Clasen & N Siegel (eds) Investigating Welfare State Change: The Dependent Variable Problem in Comparative  Analysis  Edward Elgar Available online: https://www.dawsonera.com/abstract/9781847206916
    2. Seminar: Qualitative cross-national comparisons (27th February) 2 items
      1. Preschool in three cultures revisited: China, Japan, and the United States - Joseph Jay Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, Mayumi Karasawa 2011

        Book Essential pages 1-21, 43-44, 58-60, 106-111 and 193-196.

  20. Systematic reviewing 4 items
    1. Lecture: Systematic Reviewing and Meta-ethnography (27th February) 2 items
      1. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis - Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, Vijayan K. Pillai 2008

        Book Essential Introduction chapter

    2. Seminar: Systematic reviewing (6th March) 2 items
  21. Mixed methods 4 items
    1. Lecture: Mixed Methods (6th March) 2 items
      1. Social research methods - Alan Bryman 2008

        Book Essential chapters 24 and 25

    2. Seminar: Mixed methods (13th March) 2 items
      1. Improving the Implementation and Effectiveness of Out-of-School-Time Tutoring - Carolyn J. Heinrich, Patricia Burch, Annalee Good, Rudy Acosta 03/2014

        Article Essential

      2. A social analysis of the Red De Proteccion Social in Nicaragua

        Document Essential Pages: Title, 1-2, 4-5, 10-14, 32-36, 40-42 and 89-91

  22. Research and policy 6 items
    1. Lecture: Research and Policy: An International Perspective (13th March) 2 items
      1. How change happens - Duncan Green 2016

        Book Essential

    2. Seminar: Research and Policy (20th March) 2 items
    3. Further Reading 2 items
  23. Is anybody listening? 2 items
    1. Lecture: Is Anybody Listening? The Relationship Between Research and Policy (20th March) 2 items
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