- Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb and Joseph Williams, Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald (2016 – 4th edition), The Craft of Research, Chicago
- Lynggaart, Kennet, Manners, Ian and Löfgren, Karl (2015) Research Methods in European Union Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, London.
- May, Tim (2011 – 4th edition), Social Research – Issues, methods and process, Open University Press. (also used in the second semester). (selected chapters)
- Tosh, John (2010 – 5th edn), The Pursuit of History, Longman.
- SAGE SRMO database on social research methods, via Malmö University Library
- Additional readings, videos and other learning material.
Please note additional online resources may supplement/complement the core textbooks.