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SAGE Research Methods Online

This guide provides users with an overview of the features included within the Sage Research Methods Online database.

Using the Methods Map

The Sage Research Methods Map is a visualization tool which demonstrates how method terms and concepts are related.  It can provide researchers with a way to discover content as well as provide clear, concise definitions and explanations of research terms.

Searching For Methods


Use the search box at the top of SRM Homepage to search for a methodology. Use the advanced search to narrow your search by type of resource (encyclopedia, video, etc.), discipline, publication year, and more. Some popular methods include:

  • Action Research
  • Case Study
  • Ethnography
  • Evaluation
  • Internet Research
  • Interviews
  • Mixed Methods
  • Narrative Research
  • Observational Research
  • Questionnaires
  • Survey