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Your Thesis: literature, ethics, methods and publishing

Introduction

Research Methods, Research Methodology and Research Design are broad terms, used interchangeably to describe the process of undertaking research.

The research method you choose can either be quantitative, qualitative or a combination of both (mixed methods). This page provides useful resources for all three types of research in the column to the right.


SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

SAGE Research Methods Online or SRMO is a tool to help design your research project. SRMO provides a huge range of resources including books and journal articles, so you can increase your understanding of a particular research method or explore alternative or new research methods to answer your research question.

  • Access to over 100,000 resources
  • Focuses on methodology, so can be used across different disciplines including social sciences, health sciences and business
  • Provides full access to the popular 'Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences' book series (aka "The Little Green Books")
  • Use the Methods Map to search for content related to particular research methods and to discover related research methods.

Qualitative methods

Click on the images below to access some suggested books on this topic:


Quantitative methods

Click on the images below to access some suggested books on this topic:


Statistics journals


Mixed methods

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

2018

2010, available as e-book

2016

2013, available as e-book

2013

2013