This page contains resources for anyone working on their methodology. Scroll down for a list of online archives.


Kolstoe, S. E., & Holden, L. (2019). Research Involving the Armed Forces. Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity, 1–19.

Gray, H. (2016). Researching from the spaces in between? The politics of accountability in studying the British military. Critical Military Studies, 2(1–2), 70–83.

Goodhand, J. (2000). Research in conflict zones: ethics and accountability. Forced Migration Review, (8), 12–15. Retrieved from

Williams, A. J., Jenkings, K. N., Rech, M. F., & Woodward, R. (2016). The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. (A. J. Williams, K. N. Jenkings, M. F. Rech, & R. Woodward, Eds.). Abingdon: Routledge.

Stump, J. L., Dixit, P. (2013). Critical Terrorism Studies. London: Routledge,

Leigh Price & Lee Martin (2018) Introduction to the special issue: applied critical realism in the social sciences, Journal of Critical Realism, 17:2, 89-96,

Peace and Conflict Fieldwork

Critical Terrorism research methods

Research Involving the Armed Forces

Teaching Peace and War: Pedagogy and Curricula

Researching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

Researching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics
Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research pro


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National Archives

National Army Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich

NATO Archives

British Red Cross

Congressional records: All Defense hearings are available via, and both have votes, Congressional Quarterly has coverage of a significant number of defense issues.

Weapons test data: The MDA website has tests from 1999, but earlier most missile test records can be found at


Adams, T.E., Holman Jones, S.L., and Ellis, C. (2015) Autoethnography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Holman Jones, S.L., Adams, T.E., Ellis, C. (eds.) Handbook of autoethnography. Oxford: Routledge.

Anderson, L. (2006) 'Analytic autoethnography', Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 35(4), pp. 373-395.

Ellis, C. (1999) ‘Heartful autoethnography’, Qualitative Health Research, 9(5), pp. 669-683.

Ellis, C. (2004) The ethnographic I: a methodological novel about autoethnography. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.

Ellis, C., and Bochner, A.P. (2006) ‘Analysing analytic autoethnography’, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 35(4), pp. 429-449.

Hughes, S.A., and Pennington, J.L. (2017) Autoethnography: process, product, and possibility for critical social research. 100 Oaks: Sage.

Lake, J. (2015) 'Autoethnography & reflective practice: reconstructing the doctoral thesis experience', Reflective Practice, 16(5), 677-687.

Merrill, B., and West, L. (2009) Using biographical methods in social research. London: Sage.

Richardson, L., (1994) 'Writing. A method of inquiry’, in Denzin, N. K., and Lincoln, Y.S. (eds.) Handbook of qualitative research. London: Sage.

Richardson, L. (2001) ‘Getting personal: writing-stories’, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(1), 33-38

Sparkes, A.C. (2000) ‘Autoethnography and narratives of self: reflections on criteria in action’, Sociology of Sport Journal, 17(1), pp. 21-43.