LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2022) — Access to quality research methodologies is essential for researchers at every level, from undergraduate to graduate to faculty. University of Kentucky Libraries is supporting the mastery of these methodologies with a new purchase of SAGE Research Methods, a comprehensive platform designed to support the teaching and learning of research methodology, step by step.
SAGE Research Methods (SRM) is outfitted with a wide array of tools and materials for researchers of any discipline, including case studies, downloadable sample datasets, streaming video and the complete Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (Little Green Books) and Qualitative Research Methods series (Little Blue Books).
“A deep gold mine of research design, quantitative and qualitative methods research, linguistics, text analysis, visualization and more, UK Libraries’ new SRM purchase will benefit our whole campus and our growing interdisciplinary research,” said Antje Mays, UK Libraries director of collections. “Students can now deep-dive into research methods at their own pace, and instructors will benefit from supplemental teaching tools to share with students.”
Teaching tools available to UK instructors through this new purchase include interactive tools like the Methods Map and Project Planner, research design and methods manuals, lectures with research methods experts and more.
Through SRM, instructors can also incorporate content into their course management system, create assignments, curate public reading lists and guide students through every step of the research process.
To begin exploring SAGE Research Methods through UK Libraries, click here.
For researchers looking for a hands-on introduction to SRM, they can join the UK Libraries Medical Center Library’s “Introduction to SAGE Research Methods” workshop noon to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18.
“SRM has every step of the research process covered from writing the research question to dissemination of the final project,” said medical librarian Stephanie Henderson. “Attendees will learn how to incorporate the tools and resources from SRM into their coursework and curriculum. I would encourage both faculty and students to attend.”
Registration is required to attend this workshop. To register, click here.
“Introduction to SAGE Research Methods” is part of the Medical Center Library’s spring research workshop series, designed to help library patrons learn how to use library resources efficiently and improve their research skills.
To learn more or register for another workshop, patrons can visit MCL Research Workshop Series: Getting Started.
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