Research methods

Welcome to your Research Methods guide. Find the best research tools and methodologies to start your scholarly research.

Encyclopedias and dictionaries

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

Explanation of key social research methods and methodology terms.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

A comprehensive guide to online research methods (qualitative and quantitative).

Research Methods for Science

Overview of the main methods and tools used in scientific research.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

Presents techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research methods in a non-intimidating and accessible style.

Encyclopedia of Research Design

Explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results.