Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Know your research methods and design your methodology

Of the many research method and methodology resources the Library holds, two excellent online collections are SAGE Research Methods and Emerald Research Zone “How to Guides”.

Covering all levels of research, SAGE Research Methods is an impressive resource with its comprehensive methods library of over 1000 full-text articles, chapters and books. Additional tools include case studies, teaching datasets, instructional guides and a methods map. The map is a powerful visual discovery tool that demonstrates relationships between research methods and methodologies, and allows you to browse related content.

Emerald targets the social sciences, business and management with their “How to Guides”: detailed introductory articles with reference lists. Topics include How to... Use Mixed Methods Research, How to … Use Crowdsourcing as a Research Tool and How ... Conduct a Focus Group.

Access SAGE Research Methods (log in required) and Emerald Research Zone (log in required).