Forget YouTube! Watch SAGE for research methods videos


Learning research methods? The comprehensive introductory content in SAGE Research Methods covers all the basics. SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with research projects.

You can explore methods concepts to help you design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct research, and write up findings.

SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks journal articles, and specially commissioned videos.

Here is a selection of interesting videos on research methods from SAGE Research Methods:

  • Choosing Which Method to Use
    How do we choose which method to use? Is it ok to have a pragmatic approach to methods? Pat speaks about the practicalities of mixed methods, some of the criticisms and her own “magpie” approach
  • An Introduction to Survey Research Methods
    What is the survey method? Patrick discusses the survey method, including its history and development. He gives tips on utilising existing data and where to source interesting data for this purpose
  • Mixed Methods Research
    What are mixed methods? How should we define mixed methods? Pat speaks about defining mixed methods and her own interest in mixed methods approaches
  • Social media for student researchers
    As a student researcher, it can be hard to get your voice heard. Amy and Cheryl discuss how student researchers can use social media to become recognised expert voices in their own fields. What are the benefits of social media for students? Can all apps and websites be potentially useful for academics? What is the future for online applications and resources in academia?
  • Using Twitter in social science research
    In the era of social media and big data, social scientists have opportunities to explore new areas of study. Dr Luke Sloan discusses some of the exciting possibilities using Twitter as a data source for research.
  • Introduction to social media for researchers
    Increasingly academic researchers are encouraged to be active in social media. Amy and Cheryl discuss the possibilities and benefits of this participation in the online world. How can social media be used for data gathering, data promotion and impact?

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