Resources on writing/publishing interpretive research

This list includes the usual style guides, helpful texts on writing for younger scholars, and some texts that are more specifically connected to interpretive research traditions.


Allison, A., & Forngia, T. (1992). The grad student’s guide to getting published. New York: Prentice Hall.

American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Associations (5th ed.). Washington, DC.

Becker, H. S., & Richards, P. (1986). Writing for social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Clifford, J. & Marcus, G. E. (1986). Writing culture. University of California Press.

Frost, P. J., & Taylor, M. S. (Eds.). Rhythms of academic life: Personal accounts of careers in academia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Geertz, C. (1989). Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as writer. Polity Press.

Matkin, R. E., & Riggar, T. F. (1991). Persist and publish: Helpful hints for academic writing and publishing. Niwot, CO: University of Colorado Press.

University of Chicago Press. (1993). The Chicago manual of style (14th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Strunk, W. J., & White, E. B. (2005). The elements of style (3rd. Ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. [NOTE: Treat yourself and get the edition illustrated by Maira Kalman.]

Truss, L. (2004). Eats, shoots and leaves. New York: Gotham.

Van Maanen, J. (1988). Tales of the field. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Wolcott, H. F. (2001). Writing up qualitative research (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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