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Sage Research Methods
Guess what? We have a database that has tons of resources to help you develop and think through your research. Anything you're interested in doing, it will help you figure out how and why. Videos, books, journal articles, and chapters to inspire you!
Use the Methods Map to browse through different ways of doing survey research. You can also use it to inspire new ideas.
Survey Questions by
Publication Date: 1986-09-01
Survey Questions is a highly readable guide to the principles of writing survey questions. The authors review recent research on survey questions, consider the lore of professional experience and finally present those findings which have the strongest implications on writing these questions.
Assessing Inequality by
Publication Date: 2010-05-26
Providing basic foundations for measuring inequality from the perspective of distributional properties This ;monograph reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rationale behind each measure and discusses their interconnections.
Sage Research Methods Online now includes a step by step guide to doing research, including links to books, chapters, and papers that help you understand specific parts of your research journey.
As with everything, read critically! Sage publishes from the UK. Some of the definitions may differ from ours. For example, the terms "primary research/sources", "secondary research/sources", and "grey literature" differ from our terminology. (These terms also differ based on discipline, so that could be part of the problem.)
Videos on Research
Introduction to Survey Research
From the transcript: "And I think what's important, again, like young people and children just want to know what that research is about. And I think they need to understand what their involvement might mean, what it might mean for their friends and family, perhaps, if it's part of that kind of wider project."
Using Twitter as Social Science Research
"...in terms of actually researching it we don't necessarily have great methods for it. In fact the discipline of history is probably more well developed for that. "
So practitioner inquiry is not so much a method, although it's often associated with action research because action research is a common methodological approach within practitioner inquiry. Practitioner inquiry is about the practitioner, whether they're a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor, or a social worker thinking about their work in a very curious but also very systematic way.
Doing Graduate Research
Guess what? We have a new database that has tons of resources to help you develop and think through your research. Anything you're interested in doing, it will help you figure out how and why. Videos, books, journal articles, and chapters to inspire you!