Use Sage Research Methods when preparing for and conducting a research study. It provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up your findings, making it an essential resource for doctoral students and researchers.
Research methods are the systematic tools used to find, collect, analyze, and interpret information. The SAGE Methods Map can help you explore different methods and find the right one for your research.
The SAGE Project Planner helps you design your research project and work through your literature review. It covers defining a topic, types of literature to consider, developing a research question, planning, ethics, data collection, and analysis.
Use Sage Research Methods Cases to research real research projects and review how researchers conducted them. The cases show the challenges and successes of doing research, explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their study, and what they might have done differently with hindsight, illustrating the realities of research that are often missing from journal articles and textbooks.
We recommend reviewing the corresponding Dissertation Guide Readings page for more information on a specific method. We've linked to the related SAGE Research Methods map for that method where available.