OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Suggested Student Readings

Water Resources Engineering and Science

Water Resources Policy and Management

  • Creswell’s Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (4th edition)
  • Yin’s Case Study Research: Design and Methods (Applied Social Research Methods) (5th edition)
  • Denzin and Lincoln’s The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (2nd edition)
  • Berg’s Qualitative Research Methods For Social Sciences (8th edition)
  • Ragin’s Redesigning Social Inquiry: Fuzzy Sets and Beyond
  • Creswell’s Qualitative inquiry & research design: choosing among five approaches (2nd edition)
  • Yin’s Applications of Case Study Research (Applied Social Research Methods) (3rd edition)
  • On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research (2nd edition)
  • Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz and Linda L. Shaw’s Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
  • John Lofland, David Snow, Leon Anderson and Lyn H. Lofland’s Analyzing social settings: a guide to qualitative observation and analysis
  • Joseph A. Maxwell’s Qualitative research design: An interactive approach
  • Robert S. Weiss’ Learning from strangers: The art and method of qualitative interview studies
  • Reference that provides a nice, fairly brief overview of both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Robert A. Young and Robert H. Haveman, “Economics of Water Resources: A Survey,” Handbook of Natural Resources and Energy Economics, North-Holland, 1985.
  • Hanemann, WM. 2006. The economic conception of water. In Peter P. Rogers, M. Ramon Llamas and Luis Martinez-Cortina (eds) Water Crisis: Myth or Reality Taylor & Francis, 2006. 
  • Toward a formal definition of water scarcity in natural-human systems. Jaeger, et al., 2013. Water Resources Research, Volume 49.
  • Grafton, R. Quentin , Gary Libecap, Samuel McGlennon, Clay Landry, and Bob O’Brien, 2011. An Integrated Assessment of Water Markets: A Cross-Country Comparison. Review Environ Econ Policy.
  • Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. H. Russell Bernard, 2013.