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Find Resources About Research Methods & Academic Writing

This tool is designed to guide you through your research project, one step at a time. First, think about what stage in your research you're in and then dive into the different "chapters" in the side menu. If not, get started by clicking the "Begin Your Research: Why We Do Research" button.

Visit Project Planner - SAGE Research Methods ( to get started.

Each section of the SAGE Project Planner includes several individual modules, some of which provide video. Here are the planning stages included in this content:

  • Philosophy of Research
  • Defining a Topic
  • Reviewing the Literature
  • Developing a Researchable Question
  • Research Design
  • Planning and Practicalities
  • Research Ethics
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Writing Up
  • Dissemination

SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any
scholarly publisher.

SAGE Foundations

A great way to kick-start your research journey is to look at the list of Foundation Entries. These give introductory overviews to major research methods, covering their history, development and critical debates surrounding them. Choose the Foundation Entry most relevant to the method you want to learn about and you will be directed to what read next.

SAGE Digital Visualization

With the SAGE Research Methods Data Visualizations database, users can discover different types of charts, practice creating digital visualizations with real data, watch experts create and explain their visualizations, and read tips and tricks from experts.

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