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Geography: Research Methods

Sage Research Methods

The Sage Research Methods is an online platform of resources for doing research or learning how to do research. SRM provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data and writing up the findings.

1. For Materials on Geographical Research Methods:

  1. Go to Sage Research Methods (SRM). 
    Alternatively at the library portal > select Databases tab > enter Sage Research Methods.
  2. At the SRM landing page, select the Advanced Search mode.
  3. At the Advanced Search page, scroll down to the Discipline menu > uncheck All Disciplines box > check the box for Geography
  4. Click Search.

2. For Materials Specific to Your Topic:

To search and browse books, dictionaries, encyclopedia, video, journal articles, cases and datasets on research methods relating to your topic:

  1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 above
  2. At the results page > go to the left panel > you may refine the results further by:
  • Searching within results (e.g waterways)
  • Content Type (e.g. books, journal articles)
  • Results Type
  • Publication Date

Research Methods: Highlights from SRM