Bill Trochim’s Center for Social Research Methods
A virtual resource center for applied social research and evaluation by Bill Trochim of Cornell University.
Social Research Methods
The Global Social Change Research Project Resources for Evaluation and Social Research Methods
This site links to on line books, manuals and guides about evaluation and social research methods, such as surveys, observations, and others.
Resources for Evaluation and Social Research Methods
Knowledge Management: “Business Researcher’s Jumpstation”
Specific search engines and indices that together can provide you with the most efficient and effective research strategy.
“Information Now!” Research Directories
Program Development and Evaluation
Publications produced by the University of Wisconsin Extension office that are meant as resources for evaluation of programs.
Produced by the Association for Information Systems, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Information on conduct and evaluation of the publication of qualitative research.
Links to selected web resources useful for research: freely searchable citation and full-text databases, funding information, relevant journals, statistics and statistical methods, useful research tools, current awareness sources, and conference papers and proceedings.
Page on Statistics and Statistical Methods
New developments in social research including new statistical techniques.
Statistical Good Practice Guidelines
A series of guides intended to help research and support staff in development projects.
Guides to Good Statistical Practice
Tutorials and Textbooks
Cornell Tutorials on Research
Each of these projects teaches a specific research method topic for audiences that are new to social research
Methods in Behavioral Research, 6th ed.
An electronic text for research methods courses in psychology and other behavioral sciences, authored by Paul C. Cozby.
Methods in Behavioral Research
Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study
This site is a self-described “introductory-level statistics book.” It features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab. Subjects covered include a variety of statistical concepts from probability to chi-square distribution.
Online Statistics Book
American Statistical Association Survey Research Methods Section
Information on how to conduct sample surveys and what is involved in the evaluation of the results of surveys
What is a Survey
Tutorial offers advice on how to design a questionnaire and conduct a survey.
E-mail and Web Surveys
This Rand Corporation book examines the validity of claims that Internet surveys are faster, better, cheaper, and easier to use than telephone or mail methods. Contents available in PDF format.
Conducting Research Surveys via E-mail and the Web
Pearson NCS (Research Notes Subject Index)
Includes a library of articles, calculators, and a glossary of common survey terms.
Survey Research Tools
Offers a variety of resources designed for those needing to perform basic statistical analyses on data from sample surveys.
Article regarding how to reduce common errors in mail surveys.
Survey Research Overview
An overview of the key areas of survey research and a glossary of common terms.
Compiled by the Wyoming State Library, this LiveBinder of resources is geared toward libraries interested in putting together local surveys. Updated periodically.
Center for Higher Education Development—Coventry University
Basic information about focus group research with links to other informational websites and articles.
Focus Group Research
How to Get More Out of Focus Groups
Several articles on focus groups including how to avoid common pitfalls, conducting focus groups with people with disabilities, and getting the most from focus group moderators.
Key Concepts and Terms
Includes an overview, the role of the moderator, and focus group vs. group interviews.
Overview of Focus Groups