Describes research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioural sciences. Includes the complete Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences "Little Green Books" series from SAGE and the "Little Blue Books" on qualitative methods.
The Encyclopedia features two major types of entries: definitions, consisting of a paragraph or two, provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays discussing the nature, history, application/example and implication of using a certain method. Also included are suggested readings and references for future study.
Also available in print: Olin Library Reference, H62 .S11 2004 +
Articles include examples and applications of research strategies and techniques, highlighting multidisciplinary options for observing social phenomena. Articles are arranged alphabetically with glossaries, cross-references, and a bibliography for further reading. Descriptions of important data sets and case studies are included. Detailed index.