Ensure that research at Penn State is conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines that protect human participants, animals, students, and personnel involved with research.
A collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and other materials for designing Education, Behavioral Sciences, and Social Sciences Research. Use the search box to find information on specific methods, or use the "Methods Map" to explore related methodologies.
SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE's renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more. SAGE Research Methods contains content from more than 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire Little Green Book, and Little Blue Book series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and newly commissioned videos.
Although Springer is better known for publishing in the life sciences, it offers a growing collection of social science materials. To find research methods books, type research* OR method* into the search box. Then, under "Discipline," click on "See All," and choose your topic of interest.
Provides video tutorials on using software, including scholarly data analysis packages like Qlik and SPSS.
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