Research Process - Getting Started - The Syracuse University Libraries general guide for assisting students in conducting research using the wide variety of information sources available to them. If you are rusty in structuring your research process as that process intersects with library research tools and collections, consider reviewing relevant portions of this brief tutorial website. In particular, pay attention to applying to your research the principles covered under the subpages for:
There are a variety of methods you can adopt for your research strategy, depending on your subject area or the anticipated outcome of your research. Research methodology will differ depending on whether:
Your strategies may differ accordingly as will the type of information sources you will seek and find. Review of methodologies employed in the scholarly journal articles you locate on a topic can also lead to some highly informative models.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO). SRMO provides access to information about research methods compiled from a variety of Sage journal article publications, including Sage books and handbooks. Covering examples of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, SRMO is a handy tool for seeing examples of such methods as those appear inside of actual research publications. SRMO includes a methods map, as well as video tutorials.