Research Methods

General Resources

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

Program Development and Evaluation

Qualitative Research in Information Systems

Produced by the Association for Information Systems, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Information on conduct and evaluation of the publication of qualitative research.

Researching Librarian

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.
Researching Librarian
Page on Statistics and Statistical Methods

Social Research Update

New developments in social research including new statistical techniques.

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

Research Methods Tutorial

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