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AAS 525 Research Methods in African American Studies (Fall 2017): Home

Library Exercise - Research Methods

Books that might be helpful for writing your thesis

Finding Theses in Pan African Studies at Syracuse University

There are at least three ways to find and get access to theses written by graduates in Pan African Studies at Syracuse University:

1. Some SU Pan African Studies theses are now accessible through SURFACE ("Syracuse University's Research Facility and Collaborative Environment").

2. To get access to most other SU theses in Pan African Studies, you may also search SU Libraries' SUMMON catalog.
You can use the following search strategy in SUMMON to find Pan African Studies theses: thesis "pan african studies"  "syracuse university"

3. Access to theses through the database, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses@Syracuse University
Use the "Advance search" mode and search the terms "Pan African Studies" AND thesis .

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO)

Sage The Natural Home for Authors, Editors & Societies

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO). SRMO provides access to information about research methods compiled from a variety of Sage publications, including books/handbooks, articles, and the “Little Green Book” series, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences.  SRMO is searchable and browsable by author, and it includes a methods map, as well as video tutorials.  Results can be refined to focus on specific academic disciplines of interest.

Great resource for learning more about what comprises a specific research method, with a view into how that method was applied within actual published scholarly literature.

  • analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • ethnography
  • focus groups
  • interviews
  • mixed methods
  • narrative analysis
  • qualitative research
  • quantitative data analysis
  • regression
  • sampling
  • social network analysis
  • structural equation modeling
  • surveys
  • time-series analysis
  • visual representations
  • ...and more