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SAGE Research Methods


EUI members have access to SAGE Research Methods - providing eBooks and tools in support of all aspects of social science methodology. 

The platform provides full-text, searchable access to the 'green book' and 'blue book' series:

  • Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) eBooks
  • Qualitative Research Methods eBooks.

All eBooks are also indexed in the Library Catalogue. The SAGE Research Methods user guide and training videos, are at this link. 

The SAGE Social Science Thesaurus (launched in June 2019) is a "multidisciplinary vocabulary of the most important concepts in the social sciences that combines concepts, relationships and definitions." The new thesaurus, containing 61,000 entries, is generated from reference works in the SAGE Research Methods platform.

SAGE Research Methods provides a Methods Map to help navigate methods, concepts and techniques. The Project Planner is a step-by-step guide to starting, developing and completing a research project. Access the Methods Map and Project Planner via 'Research Tools' in the top menu of the Research Methods' landing page.

The methods’ sections provide step-by-step information on all aspects of social science research cycles - including the formulation of research questions, research design, project management and data collection - as well as specific techniques (eg. structured and semi-structured interviews). SAGE Research Methods also provides online access to social science encyclopaedias. 

The platform also provides guidance on:

  • Writing a grant proposal
  • Doing a literature review
  • Preparing for publication
  • Searching and browsing the platform
  • Profiles and saved searches
  • Using the Methods Map
  • Using the Project Planner.

EUI members can access SAGE Research Methods via the Library catalogue.


Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Page last updated on 26 June 2019