SAGE Research Methods


From the vendor:

SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Nearly everyone at a university is involved in research, from students learning how to conduct research to faculty conducting research for publication to librarians delivering research skills training and doing research on the efficacy of library services. SAGE Research Methods has the answer for each of these user groups, from a quick dictionary definition, a case study example from a researcher in the field, a downloadable teaching dataset, a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or a video tutorial showing research in action.

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. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. Built upon SAGE’s legacy of methods publishing, SAGE Research Methods is the essential online tool for researchers.


The SAGE Research Methods (SRM) product includes several modules which can each be purchased for a standalone subscription or mixed-and-matched for a custom collection.

  • Books & Reference
  • Cases Part 1
  • Cases Part 2
  • Cases: Medicine & Health (ETA 2020)
  • Datasets
  • Foundations
  • Video
  • Video: Practical Research & Academic Skills
  • Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods
  • Video: Market Research (ETA 2020)

The Books & Reference module subscription includes access to the ebook, reference, and ejournal content in SAGE Research Methods. Descriptions below for the other modules are from the vendor.

SAGE Research Methods Cases

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of more than 1100 specially commissioned case studies of engaging social research projects that highlight project design and methods application. Cases Part 1 includes hundreds of case studies from across the social sciences, including many cross-disciplinary projects. Cases Part 2 includes 1,500 cases that provide deep dives into research in Business, Education, Health, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology. Cases: Medicine & Health is forthcoming in 2020. 

SAGE Research Methods Datasets

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. Each title provides sample data that has been optimized for demonstrating a method, and includes a description of the data, a how-to guide for applying the method in question, additional methods that can be applied to the set, static visualizations, and codebooks where necessary. 

SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Research Methods Video can help your students learn research skills by watching and listening and can help your teaching faculty deliver memorable research methods and statistics lessons by providing interactive, engaging, visual content.

SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research & Academic Skills

This collection offers support on the practical skills that researchers need to successfully complete their research.  Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.

SAGE Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods

The collection covers approximately 120 hours of video covering data science methods, issues and challenges surrounding big data research, and examples and applications of computational social science research (also called social data science).

Video: Market Research

Launching in 2020, the newest collection of streaming video will cover a range of essential qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for data collection and analysis for successful market research.


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Research Methods

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 

Title Lists

The content index is publicly-available on the SAGE Research Methods platform.


MARC Records

MARC Records: 

MARC records can be downloaded from the "MARC Records" section of the Librarian Resource page on the vendor's website.

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