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Research: Methods & Design

This guide is for DCRS students interested in research methods and design resources, as well as funding opportunities, publication information, and software trials/discounts.

Research Methods, Research Process, & Search Strategies

This guide was created by library staff in collaboration with faculty to help you find resources for your classes, projects, and assignments. We hope it inspires you to further explore the world of research design and methodologies.

Guide that introduces the basic information about the research processes, library skills, and types of information = "Get Started With Research Methodology."

To learn about getting started with a project, including topic and research question development, and evaluating sources = "The Research Process." 


A short book chapter by O'Leary is available online within SAGE Research Methods Online database (NSU Libraries login required). The chapter jumps you into practical definitions and recommended readings focused on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research.

O'Leary, Z. (2007). Qualitative/Quantitative. In The social science jargon buster. doi:10.4135/9780857020147.n107

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