Electronic Resources for Research Methods

Research methods

General sites

  • Cozby, Paul C. (1997) Methods in behavioral research.
    A set of links related to a standard text, rather than an electronic text. "Welcome to the home page for Methods in Behavioral Research, a text for research methods courses in psychology and other behavioral sciences published by Mayfield Publishing Company. For each of the book chapters, I have tried to find web resources that you can access to enhance learning about and teaching research methods. The contents below describe each of the web pages. A complete table of contents of the book is also available."
  • Gephart, Robert. (1999)Paradigms and Research Methods. Research Methods Forum, Vol. 4 [Published by the Academy of Management, Research Methods Division]
    "This brief paper seeks to examine the three paradigms or worldviews which are prominent in contemporary social research -- positivism, interpretivism and critical postmodernism. Interpretivism and critical postmodernism are increasingly common in management and organizational scholarship though they are not so well understood. The paper seeks to summarize the key features of each worldview, the nature of knowledge pursued, and the different means by which knowledge is produced and assessed within each paradigm or worldview."
  • Heriot-Watt University. Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative (2000) Evaluation Cookbook
    A practical guide to evaluation methods for lecturers.
  • Mitchell, Mark L. & Jolley, Janina M. (1999) Research design explained., 3rd edition 
    Web site relating to a published text - summaries and support materials, but not the complete book
  • Shackman, Gene (2000) Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods
    "This page lists FREE resources for methods in evaluation and social research. The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods. Most of these links are to resources that can be read over the web. A few, like the GAO books, are for books that can be sent away for, for free (if you live in the US), as well as read over the web."
  • Trochim, William M. (2002) The research methods knowledge base. 2nd ed. [Web version of the same title, Ithaca, NY: Cornell Custom Publishing, Cornell University]
    "The Research Methods Knowledge Base is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods." Note: if you use the knowledge base as a class text you must notify the author. This Web version will not be updated: for the priced, published version see Atomic Dog Publishing.
  • Web Center for Social Research Methods (n.d.) Retrieved 2nd August, 2008 from http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/ (Archived by WebCiteŽ at http://www.webcitation.org/5Znfd86jL)
    "This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. You'll find lots of resources and links to other locations on the Web that deal in applied social research methods." What is available: The Knowledge Base, an online hypertext textbook on applied social research methods; an online statistical advisor; the Simulation Book - a previously unpublished book of manual (i.e., dice-rolling) and computer simulation exercises of common research designs; and Concept Mapping - a resource guide for learning about structured conceptual mapping."

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