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Research Methods and Design

A guide on common research methods.



Research methods are the strategies, processes, and/or techniques utilized in the collection of data or evidence for analysis in order to uncover new information or create better understanding of a topic. 

Many of the resources in this guide are pulled from our database, SAGE Research Methods:

If you are just starting on your research journey, we highly recommend perusing the content in this resource. If you have any questions about this guide or its topics, please ask a librarian.

Methods Map

a screenshot of the SAGE Research Methods methods map