Use the Methods Map to browse the resources in SAGE Research Methods. Learn how methods are related and find definitions of key terms.
How do I get started?
A great way to kick-start your research journey is to look at the list of Foundation Entries. These give introductory overviews to major research methods, covering their history, development and critical debates surrounding them.
Choose the Foundation Entry most relevant to the method you want to learn about and you will be directed to what read next.
Want to learn about key methodologists?
Read our Pioneer entries to learn about the methods innovators. These biographical entries evaluate the lasting contributions of both classic figures and lesser-known researchers whose work had gone unrecognized, including female scholars and those of other ethnic backgrounds.
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All entries in SAGE Research Methods Foundations are grouped into series of related entries.
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Rare events represent a great analytical challenge. The maximum likelihood-based (ML) binary logit model as the workhorse model in the social sciences can generate heavily biased parameter estimates if events are rare. In detail, the finite sample bias in ML estimates may be substantially larger than that observed in cases with balanced data of the same s... Read More
Autobiography is a literary genre that goes back to the 18th century and has developed a rich history with diverse genealogies. Situating autobiography in its wider context, the focus of the entry is on how we read and consequently analyse and rewrite autobiographies in social sciences research. The entry unfolds in three sections: (1) epistemological pro... Read More