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Sage Research Methods Foundations

Sage Research Methods Foundations

Ten Volume Set
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March 2021 | 5 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

SAGE Research Methods Foundations is a major benchmark work and a significant addition to SAGE’s research methods programme. This ambitious resource brings together, in one place, authoritative essays and entries with comprehensive coverage of methods and methodologies across the social sciences. It provides a reference resource for all levels, from undergraduates learning the concepts of research, to postgraduate students honing their skills and scholars and practitioners exploring cutting-edge developments and specialist techniques.  Comprising 10 volumes, it aims to be the largest and most comprehensive research methods resource of its kind.


The topics  map diverse methodological approaches, research settings and major debates, definitions, applications, techniques, biographies and events. Students and experienced researchers alike will be able to explore and engage at the level that is right for them. This will be the go-to research methods resource for educating and training new generations of students and scholars.

Paul Atkinson

Paul Atkinson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. Recent publications include For Ethnography (SAGE 2014) and Thinking Ethnographically (SAGE 2017). The fourth book in his quartet will be Crafting Ethnography, also for SAGE. The fourth edition of Hammersley and Atkinson Ethnography: Principles in Practice was published by Routledge in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Learned Society of Wales. More About Author

Sara Delamont

Sara Delamont is a Reader Emerita in Sociology at Cardiff University. She currently conducts fieldwork on capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight game, and savate, the French kick-boxing martial art. Her most recent book is Sara Delamont, Neil Stephens, and Claudio Campos, Embodying Brazil: An Ethnography of Diasporic Capoeira (Routledge, 2017). Her previous books include Feminist Sociology (SAGE, 2003), Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education (SAGE, 2014), and Fieldwork in Education Settings (3rd ed., Routledge, 2016). Together with Paul Atkinson, she was the founding editor of the journal Qualitative Research (SAGE). She was one of the... More About Author

Alexandru Cernat

Alexandru Cernat is an associate professor in the social statistics department at the University of Manchester. He has a PhD in survey methodology from the University of Essex and was a post-doc at the National Centre for Research Methods and the Cathie Marsh Institute. His research and teaching focus on: survey methodology, longitudinal data, measurement error, latent variable modelling, new forms of data and missing data.  More About Author

Joseph W. Sakshaug

Joseph W. Sakshaug is Deputy Head of Research in the Statistical Methods Research Department of the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, a professor in the Department of Statistics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and a professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. He is also adjunct research assistant professor at the University of Michigan and faculty member in the International Program in Survey and Data Science. His research interests include the design and analysis of complex surveys, data integration, and empirical research methods. More About Author

Richard A. Williams

Richard Williams is a full professor and a former chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1986. His teaching and research interests include methods and statistics, demography, and urban sociology. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Problems, Demography, Sociological Methods and Research, The Stata Journal, Sociology of Education, Journal of Urban Affairs, Cityscape, Journal of Marriage and the Family, and Journal of Informetrics. Recent research by... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781473965003

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.