Wednesday, 20 May 2015

SAGE Research Methods - NEW features to assist in the design and conduct of your research

 SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods has now been enhanced with Research Datasets and Cases.
James Cook University researchers can now use the expanded SAGE Research Methods tool to help them design research projects, understand particular research methods, identify new methods, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

SAGE Research Methods links researchers to SAGE’s book, journal, reference and video content with advanced search and discovery tools. Focusing on methodology rather than disciplines, SAGE Research Methods will help researchers and students from a wide range of different subject areas. Resources are available for developing methodologies at all stages of the research process and are suited to all levels of researchers, from undergraduates to senior faculty. 

Using Methods Maps one can visually explore methodology options by following the methods, concepts, philosophies and approaches under consideration. Researchers are directly linked to information resources and people in the field. Methods lists can also be complied and shared.

SAGE Research Methods has been enhanced by SAGE Research Methods Cases. This is a collection of genuine research case studies. Cases are original, specially commissioned, and designed to help students understand often abstract methodological concepts by introducing them to case studies of research projects.

NEW - SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a new feature on trial by James Cook University. A collection of teaching datasets is provided that can be used to support the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from larger national and international data sources, cleaned and reduced in size and complexity for teaching and self-study purposes, perfect for researchers learning a new method or brushing up on an old one. We have SAGE Research Methods Datasets on trial until 18 August 2015.

See the SAGE Research Methods User Guide and Tutorials or contact your friendly JCU Liaison Librarian.

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