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Spotlight on...SAGE Research Methods

by Emma Parr on 2022-07-23T07:00:00+01:00 in Skills | Comments

The SAGE Research Methods website (fig 1.) is an essential resource for anyone undertaking a research project or research methods module while studying at Sheffield Hallam. 

What makes SAGE Research Methods so good?

Well, it includes a handy step-by-step project planner (fig. 2), which explains the important aspects you will need to consider while undertaking your project, such as ‘Choosing a Research Topic', 'Epistemology' and 'Research Design.


Never heard of 'Epistemology' or 'Research Design'? Don't worry...

All of these research terms are defined, with links to online books and videos on the topic (fig. 3). You’ll then be able to use these resources as citations in your project. For example, if you’re interested in using focus groups for data collection, you’ll be able to read books about the strengths and weaknesses of this method, and then cite this in your project. Great huh?


But wait, there’s more!

If you’re undertaking statistics, there’s resources on that too. SAGE Research Methods has created a tool which helps you pick which statistic test to use, based on what you are wanting to find out. Literature can also be filtered under 25 different subject categories, such as ‘nursing’ ‘marketing’ or ‘engineering’, which helps give you relevant content. 

To access the website, head to the homepage and make sure you use the ‘Institution log-in' to access all the available resources for Sheffield Hallam students.  


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