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SAGE Research Methods is the essential online resource for anyone doing research or learning how to do research. With more than 800 books, reference works, and journal articles from SAGE’s world-renowned research methods list, SAGE Research Methods provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings.
SAGE Research Methods’ coverage spans the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities.
CPHS is comprised of two groups that serve as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for the University of California, Berkeley. The Office for Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS) is the administrative office that supports CPHS by coordinating the review of research, keeping abreast of the changing policies, rules and regulations, and working with CPHS and researchers to address research protocol and compliance issues. OPHS also provides education and outreach to UCB investigators.
The method of data gathering – whether from instruments, sensors, or computer system logs; by survey, interview, observation, ethnography or audio/visual recording; or otherwise – affects the research questions asked, data analysis strategies, storage and computation considerations, and more. It is a central component of data management planning. While expertise about methodology and research design general resides within the disciplines, questions about resources such as core imaging facilities or available survey software fall squarely within the scope of Research Data Management.
Over the years, researchers have grappled with the problem of finding the perfect sample size for statistically sound results. Here we shed light on some methods and tools for sample size determination. If you’ve already worked out your variables you can get to the right sample size quickly with the online sample size calculator.
Research Randomizer is a free resource for researchers and students in need of a quick way to generate random numbers or assign participants to experimental conditions. This site can be used for a variety of purposes, including psychology experiments, medical trials, and survey research.
Formulating a hypothesis requires a specific, testable, and predictable statement driven by theoretical guidance and/or prior evidence. Developing a hypothesis requires a comprehensive understanding of the research topic and an exhaustive review of previous literature.