SAGE Research Methods

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SAGE Research methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process (SAGE, 2016).

Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, researcher or staff there is excellent content relating to research methodologies within this resource.  From encyclopaedia references and book chapters that will help you understand the research process through to video clips and data sets that can be used in the classroom.

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool, linking Sage’s research methods content with search tools to help researchers answer their research methods questions.

From designing your research project, understanding your chosen methods, identifying new methods, conducting your research or writing up your findings there is good quality content available within this resource.

Sage Research Methods has valuable content in a clear, easy to navigate and visually appealing interface….

Research Methods homepageTo expand a little on content. SAGE Research Methods includes the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series aka the ‘Little Green Books’ series. This series is excellent for short explanations on Quantitative Methodology and Research Methods. The package also includes the Qualitative Research Methods series, “Little Blue Books”.  There are 1000s of other titles (also searchable separately via iFind) and videos written and complied by academics on various topics surrounding the research process.

Sage Research Methodology also contains datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes. Each dataset is accompanied by a short, clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

One lovely feature is the Mind Map.  This is useful for defining terms and importantly it also links to contents within the resource.  It is a good starting point for those with little experience in research methodologies:

 

Sage Research Map

There is also a nifty little planner to guide you through the different stages of your research project.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about SAGE Research Methods yout can email the team with any questions you have at buslib@swaansea.ac.uk.  We’re happy to arrange appointments via Skype or over the telephone.

If you prefer to chat with a librarian online you can do so via our Ask a Librarian chat service which is accessible via  Library Guides.

Don’t forget that the Management Library Guide  contains a range of useful information including referencing guides and links to relevant databases.

 

 

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