SAGE Research Methods

Explore research methodology through books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks, journal articles and videos

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Applied Sciences, Business & Management, Earth Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences
31 Dec 2021

SAGE Research Methods is an innovative online tool designed to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects across a wide range of subject areas including the social sciences and health sciences. Sage Research Methods users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify useful new methods.  It also helps users conduct their research and write up their findings. 

Sage Research Methods offers access to over 120,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content, and provides advanced search and discovery tools.

SAGE Research Methods Cases complements SAGE Research Methods by providing case studies of research to support teaching and learning of research methods. Sage Research Methods Cases is also now available through EIFL.

SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines so it supports students and researchers across a broad range of subject areas including business and management, counselling, criminology, education, geography, health and social care, media and communication, politics and international relations, psychology, and sociology.

  • Modern new platform, designed to improve discoverability and optimized for mobile and table use
  • Offers access to a wide range of book and journal content - more than 100 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks, including the entire 'Little Green Book' and 'Little Blue Book' series, and six major works collating journal articles and newly commissioned videos
  • Built upon a taxonomy of 1,400 unique methods terms. Each term is linked to the content at the smallest level. This means every dictionary entry, encyclopedia entry, and book chapter is tagged. When users conduct a search, they are given truly targeted results. No more searching through an entire book to find the one chapter they are interested in – they will be taken directly to it.
  • Offers exclusive research tools: The Methods Map, a dynamic visual search tool ('Methods Map') which is  supported by the custom-designed taxonomy that follows users on their search. Users can click through at any time to find related topics, delve more in depth into a term, or backtrack to a broader view; Project Planner, which guides users through each step of planning their research project by combining new instructional content with curated site searches; and Choose Your Stats Test, to help users identify the best statistical method to analyse their data, based on a few multiple choice questions.
  • Enables users to build private and public 'Methods Reading Lists' of content from their searches to access later or share with other users. Users can also search other users’ public lists.