Power and Knowledge Production
This kind of discussion is often called "research ethics" or "the politics of knowledge production". I personally prefer "Power and Knowledge Production", because "power" helps me see links between everything under "ethics" or "politics". It also sometimes seems like we do "research ethics" to get our research "approved", and that's not why I read about power and knowledge production. I read about this topic because I want to carefully think about the power I have when I do research, the power my research and that of my colleagues has, and the many other issues that can be thought of in research that involve power. I want to keep improving my understanding of the implications of my research (and research that I read about) for power—both in terms of the relations of power implicitly included in the research and in the relations of power that could be altered as a result of research. For example, if my research is aiming to ultimately change something about power relations but doesn't actually threaten current power arrangements, that is something to think about (with the help of sources like those listed here) and take action on.
Research and Indigenous Peoples
I learned about most of these resources when taking a graduate class with Robin Gray at the University of Toronto called, "Research and Indigenous Peoples". Personally, these sources helped me figure out if I should try to do research that directly involves Indigenous peoples and how I should go about it, if in a given situation I decide that research with Indigenous peoples is something I should do. But these sources go far beyond whether a white settler in Canada should do such research, and none of them are directly about that.
Brayboy, Bryan McKinley Jones. 2005. “Toward a Tribal Critical Race Theory in Education.” The Urban Review 37(5):425–46. doi: 10.1007/s11256-005-0018-y.
Christen, Kimberly, and Jane Anderson. 2019. “Toward Slow Archives.” Archival Science 19(2):87–116. doi: 10.1007/s10502-019-09307-x.
Cole. 2004. “Trick(Ster)s of Aboriginal Research.” Native Studies Review 15(2):7–30.
Garrison, Nanibaa’ A. 2013. “Genomic Justice for Native Americans: Impact of the Havasupai Case on Genetic Research.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 38(2):201–23. doi: 10.1177/0162243912470009.
Hennessy, Kate, Natasha Lyons, Stephen Loring, Charles Arnold, Mervin Joe, and James Pokiak. 2013. “The Inuvialuit Living History Project: Digital Return as the Forging of Relationships Between Institutions, People, and Data.” Museum Anthropology Review 7(1–2):44–73.
Mihesuah, Devon A., ed. 1998. Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Moreton-Robinson, Aileen. 2006. “Towards a New Research Agenda?: Foucault, Whiteness and Indigenous Sovereignty.” Journal of Sociology 42(4):383–95. doi: 10.1177/1440783306069995.
Nakata, Martin. 1998. “Anthropological Texts and Indigenous Standpoints.” Australian Aboriginal Studies 2:8.
Nakata, Martin. 2007. “The Cultural Interface.” The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 36(S1):7–14. doi: 10.1017/S1326011100004646.
Newsom, Bonnie, Penobscot Nation Intellectual Property Working Group, Julie Woods, and H. Martin Wobst. 2014. Developing Policies and Protocols for the Culturally Sensitive Intellectual Properties of the Penobscot Nation of Maine: Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH). Amherst, MA: Penobscot Nation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage.
O’Brien, Jean M. 2017. “Historical Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies: Touching on the Past, Looking to the Future.” Pp. 15–22 in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies. New York: Routledge.
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. 2012.  Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. 2nd Edition. London, UK and New York: Zed Books.
Sunseri, Lina. 2007. “Indigenous Voice Matters: Claiming Our Space through Decolonising Research.” Junctures 9:93–106.
TallBear, Kimberly. 2013. Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
* This book discusses many issues about power in research that involves Indigenous peoples. The overall point of the book is to argue that research involving Indigenous peoples' DNA is often portrayed by media and scientists as devoid of power and politics. TallBear demonstrates that, actually, power and politics are deeply interwoven with public and scholarly discussions of Native American DNA. Beyond that main point of the book, the introduction also discusses many other issues in the area of Research and Indigenous Peoples, including a discussion of participatory action research, decolonizing methodologies, and the general topic of the politics of knowledge production.
TallBear, Kim. 2014. “Standing With and Speaking as Faith: A Feminist-Indigenous Approach to Inquiry.” Journal of Research Practice 10(2):1–7.
Tuck, Eve. 2009. “Suspending Damage: A Letter to Communities.” Harvard Educational Review 79(3):409–28. doi: 10.17763/haer.79.3.n0016675661t3n15.
Wilson, Shawn. 2008. Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Halifax, NS and Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood Publishing.
Younging, Gregory. 2018. Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and about Indigenous Peoples. Edmonton, AB: Brush Education.
Younging, Greg. 2010. “Gnaritas Nullius (No One’s Knowledge): The Public Domain and Colonization of Traditional Knowledge.” World Intellectual Property Organization. (This article was also printed in his book, Elements of Indigenous Style).
Presentations (e.g., Conference presentations)
Abbott, Andrew. 2014. Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials. Chicago, IL, USA and London, UK: University of Chicago Press.
* I use the principles from this book daily. I appreciate the distinction, for exmaple, between puzzles and research questions. It is explicitly only for what he calls "library research", i.e., research involving the kind of material you could find at a library (so, not research where you collect your own survey data, interview data, participant observation data, etc.). But the ideas are still clearly also relevant for research when you collect your own data.
Huff, Anne Sigismund. 2009. Designing Research for Publication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Marshall, Catherine, and Gretchen B. Rossman. 2011. Designing Qualitative Research. 5th ed. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
Walliman, Nicholas, and Bousmaha Baiche. 2001. Your Research Project: A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher. London ; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Becker, Howard S., and Blanche Geer. 1957. “Participant Observation and Interviewing: A Comparison.” Hunan Organization 16(3):28–32.
Behar, Ruth. 1996a. “Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart.” Pp. 161–77 in The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology that Breaks your Heart. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Behar, Ruth. 1996b. “The Vulnerable Observer.” Pp. 1–33 in The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology that Breaks your Heart. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Bucerius, Sandra. 2013. “Becoming a Trusted ‘Outsider’: Gender, Ethnicity, and Inequality in Ethnographic Research.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 42(6):690–721.
Carpiano, Richard M. 2009. “Come Take a Walk with Me: The ‘Go-Along’ Interview as a Novel Method for Studying the Implications of Place for Health and Well-Being.” Health & Place 15(1):263–72. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.05.003.
Contreras, Randol. 2015. “Standpoint Purgatorio.” Pp. 249–65 in Violence at the Urban Margins, edited by J. Auyero, P. Bourgois, and N. Scheper-Hughes. Oxford, UK and New York: Oxford University Press.
Contreras, Randol. 2017. “Recalling to Life: Understanding Stickup Kids through Insider Qualitative Research.” Pp. 155–68 in Qualitative Research in Criminology. Malden, MA, and Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Emerson, Robert M., Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw. 2011. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. 2nd Edition. Chicago, IL and London, UK: Chicago University Press.
Geertz, Clifford. 1973a. “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight.” Pp. 435–74 in The Interpretations of Culture: Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books.
Geertz, Clifford. 1973b. “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture.” Pp. 3–36 in The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books.
Jerolmack, Colin, and Shamus Khan. 2014a. “Talk Is Cheap: Ethnography and the Attitudinal Fallacy.” Sociological Methods & Research 43(2):178–209. doi: 10.1177/0049124114523396.
Jerolmack, Colin, and Shamus Khan. 2014b. “Toward an Understanding of the Relationship Between Accounts and Action.” Sociological Methods & Research 43(2):236–47. doi: 10.1177/0049124114523397.
Katz, Jack. 1997. “Ethnography’s Warrants.” Sociological Methods & Research 25(4):391–423.
Kusenbach, Margarethe. 2003. “Street Phenomenology: The Go-along as Ethnographic Research Tool.” Ethnography 4(3):455–85.
Neto, Pedro Figueiredo. 2019. “Surreptitious Ethnography: Following the Paths of Angolan Refugees and Returnees in the Angola-Zambia Borderlands.” Ethnography 20(1):128–45. doi: 10.1177/1466138117724577.
Okely, Judith. 2007. “Fieldwork Embodied.” Sociological Review 55(1):65–79.
Stacey, Judith. 1988. “Can There Be a Feminist Ethnography?” Women’s Studies International Forum 11(1):21–27.
Thorne, Barrie. 1980. “‘You Still Takin’ Notes?’ Fieldwork and Problems of Informed Consent.” Social Problems 27(3):284–97.
Some of the debates that have happened about interviewing, and also some of the best books for figuring out how to do it.
Brinkmann, Svend, and Steinar Kvale.  2015. InterViews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing. Third Edit. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA and London, UK: Sage Publications. [Has over 14,500 citations on Google Scholar].
DiCicco-Bloom, Barbara, and Benjamin F. Crabtree. 2006. “The Qualitative Research Interview.” Medical Education 40(4):314–21. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2929.2006.02418.x. [Has over 6,000 citations on Google Scholar]
Gerson, Kathleen, and Sarah Damaske. 2021. The Science and Art of Interviewing. New York, NY, USA and Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Holstein, James, and Jaber Gubrium. 2003. Inside Interviewing. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks California 91320 United States of America: SAGE Publications, Inc. [Over 850 citations on Google Scholar]
Hughes, Jason, Kahryn Hughes, Grace Sykes, and Katy Wright. 2020. “Beyond Performative Talk: Critical Observations on the Radical Critique of Reading Interview Data.” International Journal of Social Research Methodology 23(5):547–63. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2020.1766757.
Lamont, Michèle, and Ann Swidler. 2014. “Methodological Pluralism and the Possibilities and Limits of Interviewing.” Qualitative Sociology 37(2):153–71. doi: 10.1007/s11133-014-9274-z. [Over 470 citations on Google Scholar]
Lareau, Annette. 2021. Listening to People: A Practical Guide to Interviewing, Participant Observation, Data Analysis, and Writing It All Up. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press.
Martin, John Levi. 2010. “Life’s a Beach but You’re an Ant, and Other Unwelcome News for the Sociology of Culture.” Poetics 38(2):229–44. doi: 10.1016/j.poetic.2009.11.004. [Has over 140 citations on Google Scholar. From what I've seen, most people don't agree with this article, but some people do hold these views].
Pugh, Allison J. 2013. “What Good Are Interviews for Thinking about Culture? Demystifying Interpretive Analysis.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 1(1):42–68. doi: 10.1057/ajcs.2012.4.
Seidman, Irving. 2006. Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. 3rd ed. New York: Teachers College Press. [Has over 28,000 citations on Google Scholar]
Tavory, Iddo. 2020. “Interviews and Inference: Making Sense of Interview Data in Qualitative Research.” Qualitative Sociology 43(4):449–65. doi: 10.1007/s11133-020-09464-x.
Vaisey, Stephen. 2014. “Is Interviewing Compatible with the Dual-Process Model of Culture?” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 2(1):150–58. doi: 10.1057/ajcs.2013.8. [Has over 70 citations on Google Scholar]
Weiss, Robert S.  1995. Learning from Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies. New York: The Free Press. [Has over 8,000 citations on Google Scholar]
Adler, Mortimer J., and Charles Van Doren. 1972. How to Read a Book. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.
* This book is a bit antiquated, but still helped me start thinking about the methods behind reading when I was an undergraduate student.
Goodnotes. This is a great app for taking notes on an iPad (with an Apple Pencil), in my view. I use it daily.
Omnigraffle. This is a vector-graphic creation and mind-mapping program for Mac. The analogue on PC is Microsoft Visio. I use it often to create figures for journal articles and talks, and to map ideas.
Ora (for task management) (https://ora.pm). This app allows you to track time and plan various projects. The free version is basically complete.
Zotero/Mendeley. I use Zotero, because it is Open Source (managed by a university and a set of academics, rather than a large for-profit company). There are benefits and drawbacks to Zotero and Mendeley. In any case, I highly recommend university students use one or the other. The main benefit is that you only have to enter the information for a reference once. If you're able to pay for the program, it also means that you can store all of your documents in it. The main benefit of that is you can make folders within the program for various projects, and then you don't have to duplicate the texts when you use them in different projects. The programs allow you to put a single file in many different folders, unlike a typical computer file management system. So it saves space on your hard drive.
Anholt, Robert Rene Henri. 2006. Dazzle ’em with Style: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Academic Press.
* He's a biologist, but many general principles can be gleaned from the book.
Asher, Joey. 2001. Even a Geek Can Speak: Low-Tech Communications Skills for a High-Tech World. Atlanta, GA: Persuasive Speaker Press.
Donovan, Jeremey. 2012. How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.