Research Methods Resource

Hello! I’ve started to curate some good resources for those that want to learn a little more about research methodology for their jobs. This is mainly aimed at newbies with no formal or academic research education or training.

Statistics

Need to work out a statistical sample size? Here’s a sample size generator: https://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm

Not sure what statistical test to use? No problem! Bill Trochim’s Center for Social Research Methods has got a great little took for helping you find your way the correct stats test: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/selstat/ssstart.htm

Want to learn more about specific statistical formulas and methods? They are pretty much all here: http://www.statsoft.com/Textbook

Research Design

This resource from University of South Carolina will help beginners and those out of practice get back into designer research and writing research proposals. The UI could use a little work but all and all it’s a very useful tool: http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/purpose

CIRT has a one pager for those of you that would like a brief idea on how to design research. https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/developmentresources/tutorials/researchdesigns

Research Methodology

What are the different types of research methods, I hear you say?

Watch this video on YouTube.

Great intro video on research methods

Watch this video on YouTube.

 

I’ll update this as I come across new resources but if you find any yourself, please share below or ping me on twitter.

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