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Database Guide: Sage Research Methods


About the Guide

This guide will help you gain proficiency in researching library resources to support course objectives. Move through the tabs of this guide to find advice on searching Sage Research Methods and working with its results.

Resource Description

What information is in Sage Research Methods Online?

Sage Research Methods Online is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. This site links over 100,000 pages of SAGE's renowned book, journal and reference content.

Notable highlights include:

  • Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) "Little Green Books"
  • Qualitative Research Methods "Little Blue Books"
  • The Sage Research Methods Editorial Board, which governs content.

When would I use Sage Research Methods Online?

Use of this resource is recommended anytime you need to find general information about research design or methods. It's designed to help explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

How do I search it effectively?

See the tab in this database guide titled Searching for tips and strategies.

What are research methods?

Research methods are systematic tools used to conduct academic and student research. Such tools can be quantitative or qualitative, easy to understand or highly complex and specialized.