When you write an assignment at university you will need to use one or more research methods for data collection and analysis. You will therefore require literature about different research methods. This page provides some tips and advice for finding literature about research methodology.
You can search for books about research methodology in OneSearch by writing research method* in the search field and limiting your search to books. This will give you both general and subject-specific results. You can also acquaint yourself with different research methods by using our encyclopaedias on the subject.
The asterisk * means that you truncate a word. That is, you search for all words that begin with that word stem.
You can search for books about subject-specific research methodology in OneSearch by writing research method* and your subject in the search field and limiting the search to books. This will give you results for method literature within that particular subject.
Specific method or methodological approach
You can search for books about a specific method or methodological approach by entering your search terms in OneSearch. If necessary, you can limit your search by adding your subject. You can also search for different methods such as survey*, interview*, focus group*, regression analysis*.
Suggested search terms for finding books that treat different aspects of research methodology:
Quantitative methods, along with specific statistical methods, such as regression analysis
Measurement (in technology, health care and economics)