Sometimes questions about research methods and statistics just cannot wait (or perhaps you are a lecturer and/or Maths Café tutor yourself). At times like these, resources such as Sage Research Methods can be particularly helpful. Spanning many different disciplines from the social sciences to statistical mathematics, and levels of expertise from looking up definitions to understanding advanced quantitative methods.
From researching methods and planning your investigation to your analysis, presenting your results and drawing meaningful and supported conclusions, the background is here.
You can filter down to your subject area, follow an interactive map of interrelated research methods topics, and embed and save resources and saved searches (save your search then open it again for a web address you can share) and share them share any resources you find useful with your friends (or embed them in Moodle for teaching), including:
- Reference works – definitions and quick answers.
- Books – classic and in depth coverage of a topic from getting your PhD to specific methods.
- Videos – watch methods come alive.
- Little green books – quantitive methods (or “How I lost my fear of maths and learned to love numerical data”). You can find many of these little green books in print in the Library.
- Little blue books – qualitative methods (or “Never mind the numbers, let’s interview or survey and analyse what people say”).
- Case studies – Learn from examples of real world research.
- Datasets – Hone your statistical skills and try out methods of analysis using practice data sets.