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Empirical Research in the Social Sciences and Education

Basic information, database tips, and other resources for finding empirical research, especially in Education, Psychology, and the Behavioral/Social Sciences.

Starting Points for Ethics in Empirical Research

Today, many research manuals contain information about ethics. Below, we have attempted to identify current books that focus *primarily* on ethics which are available online to Penn State users. We welcome your suggestions for additions and edits. Contact Education Librarian Ellysa Cahoy, ellysa@psu.edu, or a librarian at your location.

Starting Points for Cultural Responsiveness and Anti-Racism in Research

Today, many research manuals contain information about cultural responsiveness in research. Anti-racism is a growing interest as well. Below, we have attempted to identify current, relevant books that are available online to Penn State users. We welcome your suggestions for additions and edits. Contact Education Librarian Ellysa Cahoy, ellysa@psu.edu, or a librarian at your location.

Starting Points for Inclusive Language and Reducing Bias in Writing

Increasingly, style guides are offering guidance on using inclusive language and reducing bias in writing. To keep current, consider using official online resources, rather than printed editions of the guides. Here are links to helpful sections within some of the most heavily-used manuals and sites: