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Research Methods

Categories of Research Methods and Ways to Find Them

What Are Research Methods?


Research methods are the techniques, processes, system or procedure followed where data or information is created and then analyzed. It is essentially the way a researcher collects data for his or her research project.



"Research methods are the particular strategies researchers use to collect the evidence necessary for building and testing theories"

Frey, Botan, Friedman, & Kreps (1991)


About This Guide

This guide serves as an access point to an array of materials on research methods and ethics available in the Library and on the Web. Resources in various formats, including print and online, are selected to accommodate different learning preferences. Key resources include the Emerald's "How to ... Guides for Researchers" and “Research Methods Knowledge Base”.