List of Publications

Academic freedom and free speech

Hammersley Rewriting Social Science

Review of Whitaker and Atkinson on reflexivity

Reflections on a dispute about ‘racially-just epistemologies and methodologies that disrupt whiteness’

Max Weber and his conservative critics: Social science and the problem of value relativism

What is qualitative research, and what should it be?

Karl Mannheim’s Ideology and Utopia and the public role of sociology

Karl Mannheim on Fascism: Sociological Lessons About Populism and Democracy Today?

On the Role of Values in Social Research: Weber Vindicated?

Qualitative Researchers as the Avant-Garde of Democratization: A Modest Proposal of a Sporting Analogy as Methodological Fiction

max-weber-and-the-theologico-political-problem-of-relativism draft

Is evidence based practice a myth?

Did behavioural science cost lives?

An Outline of my Methodological Position

Subtle realism summary

Crisis in economics 

Sociology, what’s it for? A critique of Gouldner 

Sociology: What’s it For? A critique of Gouldner

Obvious all too obvious gender and education

Revisiting Objectivity and Commitment in Sociolinguistics: From Labov to Lewis

Position paper on the issue of criteria of assessment

ETHNOGRAPHY – what is it and why do it?

On digital ethnography

On Epistemic Integrity in Social Research

On Hutchinson et al ‘s Winchian Critique

Research Design

What was radical about ethnomethodology?

Childhood Studies: A transdisciplinary field?


Hammersley Ch6 in Kehily ed Understanding Childhood, Policy Press 2013

Hammersley Ch6 in Bragg and Kehily Children and Young People, Policy Press, 2013

Hammersley Ch6 Clark Childhoods in Context, Policy Press, 2013

Reflections on Atkinson’s For Ethnography

Marxist bias and academic freedom

Reflections on the role of the liberal university and the role of the academic

What is qualitative research and what should it be?

Evidence-based policymaking-more than a slogan?

Is the evidence based movement more harm than good Reply to Chalmers

The Mis-selling of Social Science

Hammersley Translating Research Findings

Review of the Field of Methodological Texts

Glossing inadequacies

Perils of impact


Hammersley review of Moore The Sociology of truth

Am I a symbolic interactionist

Reproducing or constructing: on transcription 

Against the_ethicists

Research Ethics


Myth_of_research_based practice 

On critical realism

Theory and evidence

Whose side was Becker on

Forms of capital

Assessing Validity in Social Research

Analytic Induction and Grounded Theorising

Critical Realism

Ethnography and Discourse Analysis

Is social measurement possible? 

Sampling and Thematic Analysis Response to Fugard and Potts

Relationship between Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Research Integrity for Psychological and Social research

Response to Carpenter Research Ethics

Re-using qualitative data

Sociology, What’s It For? A Critique of Gouldner

Reflections on Teaching Research Methods

Teaching Qualitative Methodology

Is it possible to teach research methods well? 

‘Dumbing down’ or ‘delivering learning materials to the appropriate standards’?


Commentary on Tooley versus Ball and Gewirtz on school choice

Writing wrong

Rhetorical turn in ethnography

Troubles with Triangulation

What evidence for evidence-based practice?

On the Teacher as Researcher



On fact and value

Get Real! A defence of realism

Deconstructing Qualitative Quantitative

The relationship between qualitative and quantitative

Some notes on validity and reliability

From ethnography to theory

Ethnography and the Cumulative Development of Theory

Ethnography for Survival Reply to Woods

Hammersley and Scarth wise men

Hammersley and Scarth examinations

Hammersley et al Developing and Testing Theory

Staffroom-news 1984

Classroom Ethnography

Sociology of classrooms 1982

Partisanship and credibility 1998

Unpublished reply to Barry Troyna on researching ‘race’

Measurement in ethnography

Paradigmatic Mentality Published 1984

Interactionist empiricism 1980

Hammersley and Turner Conformist Pupils

Staffroom Book

Staffroom Racism

Ideology in the Staffroom 1981

Making a vice of our virtues Some notes on theory in ethnography

Towards a model of teacher activity 1979

Mobilisation of Pupil Participation 1976

Organisation of Pupil Participation 1974

PhD Thesis A Peculiar World: Teaching And Learning in an Inner-City School 1980

Hammersley and Scarth The Impact of Examinations on Secondary School Teaching


3 thoughts on “Documents”

  1. Thank you for you very insightful talks you gave in UCC this week. I really enjoyed them. I look forward to reading the documents on your site. I know at they will be a great help in clarifying some confusion I am having at present, as I am completing my MA in Anthropology this year.

    If you have the time, are there any other books that you might recommend to me on ethnographically or anthropological Tourism (especially in relation to Food and Consumerism).

    • Glad you found the talk useful Olga. I’m not sure I can help you much re the ethnography of tourism, it’s not my field. But the work of Karen O’Reilly on ethnography may be of use regarding this. You could also contact her, to see whether she could help:
      Best wishes, Martyn

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