Methods of Sociological Research 

Content Analysis

General Methodology Section

Qualitative Analysis

Survey Research

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General Methodology Section  
ASA Section on Research Methods This is the American Sociological Association's website about Methodology.
   
Bill Trochim's Center for
Social Research Methods
A great resource, located at Fort Hays State University, for every social scientist. It contains several helpful units as listed below.
  Knowledge Base: This is an online textbook on applied social research methods that covers everything you want to know about defining a research question, sampling, measurement, research design and data analysis.
  'OJ' Page, The: Rob Becker explains how the legal system is a good metaphor for how the applied social researcher has to collect and weigh evidence in order to reach a conclusion.
  Research Pointers: References to other useful web sites on social research and research methods.
  Selecting Statistics: On online statistical advisor. Answer the questions and it will lead you to an appropriate statistical test for your data.
  Scavenger Hunt Game: Hunt through the online Knowledge Base, the course textbook, and their lecture notes to find answers to the clues.
  Simulation Book, The: A previously unpublished book of manual (i.e., dice-rolling) and computer simulation exercises of common research designs, for students and researchers to learn how to do simple simulations.
  Web Resource Center: Resources to help you learn about how to use the web as a research tool and how to write simple web pages
Evaluation Review A Journal of Applied Social Research
   
Research Methods Resources Just for the fun of it you can get a random statistical quote from a collection of quotes from the history, philosophy, and practice of data analysis and statistics.
Research Methods Tutorials These tutorials were prepared by students in their methods class.
   
Sociological Methodology An annual volume on methods of research in the social sciences sponsored by the American Sociological Association, its mission is to disseminate material that advances empirical research in sociology and related disciplines. Sociological Methodology seeks contributions that address the full range of problems confronted by empirical work in the contemporary social sciences, including conceptualization and modeling, research design, data collection, measurement, and data analysis.
   

Content Analysis

 
Content Analysis Resources for making child's play of sophisticated content analysis.
   
   

Qualitative Analysis

 
Epistemology of Qualitative Research Howard S. Becker. In: Richard Jessor, Anne Colby, and Richard Schweder (eds.) [1996] Essays on Ethnography and Human Development. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 53-71.
   
Qualitative Report An online journal dedicated to writing and discussion of and about qualitative and critical inquiry.
Qualitative Research Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, University of California, Riverside.
Qualitative Research in Information Systems  
QualPage There are several resources for qualitative researchers linked to this page.
   

Survey Research

 
Center for Survey Research It does polling to provide decision makers with a powerful tool for policy making.
Sampling in Research: A Tutorial A discussion on sampling in research which is mainly designed to equipt beginners with knowledge on the general issues on sampling that is the purpose of sampling in research.
Summary of Survey Analysis Software American Statistical Association (ASA). A summary of available software for the analysis of surveys with complex sample designs.
Survey Research Descriptions of different types of surveys.
What is a Survey? American Statistical Association (ASA). It discusses current practice and the innovations now in process for the main types of surveys.
   
Sociology Case Database Project A project designed, in conjunction with Wadsworth Publishing Company, to enhance the teaching of sociology. David Hachen is creating a database of cases which will be available for educators to use in their sociology courses, especially introductory courses.
   
Understanding the Scientific Method A lecture on science methods, misuse and madness.