SAGE launches comprehensive research methods reference resource

(23 Sep 2019) SAGE Publishing today launches SAGE Research Methods Foundations, an online reference resource on all aspects of research methods and the research process for the social sciences. The resource contains hundreds of entries written by an international roster of methods experts, such as psychologist Paul Stenner and sociologist Guillermina Jasso, each between 500 and 10,000 words.

The entries provide in-depth introductions to:

  • Major topics in methods
  • Key concepts of social research
  • Biographies of critical scholars
  • Major methods within specific applications, disciplinary contexts, and research settings

“Foundation Entries” provide thorough introductions to the history, development, and debates around the major topics in research methods. “Pioneer Entries” evaluate the lasting contributions of both classic figures as well as lesser-known researchers whose work has gone unrecognized, including female scholars and scholars of color.

“We’re thrilled to bring Foundations to the SAGE Research Methods suite,” said Monika Lee, Publisher of SAGE Research Methods (SRM). “Foundations provides a guided starting point for users who are new to research in general or to a specific method, helping make SRM content more accessible for less-experienced researchers.”

Hosted on the SRM Platform, Foundations’ structure uses a “What’s Next” tool to guide users though the various entries and encourage a natural progression of information. A navigation menu puts entries into context, helping users find both general topics and specific sub topics related to a method. The content is also connected to the Methods Map, a feature that provides a visual representation of the connection between various terms.

Qualitative entries are available now. Quantitative entries will follow by Summer 2020, completing the resource. To learn more about SRM Foundations, visit the homepage.

The original press release is here.