Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017 Views: 11174
You can use our library's databases to search for these kinds of research studies:
- Try adding the words "qualitative" or "quantitative" to your search. See example searches in ProQuest for "hate crime and qualitative" and "hate crime and quantitative".
- If you have a particular research methodology in mind, you can include keywords to describe it in your search. For instance, if you would like to read about a study that used a survey to collect data, you can type "survey" in the search box with your topic. See, for instance, this search in our EBSCO databases for "bullying and survey".
- In ProQuest's PsycARTICLES Advanced Search, you can specify the type of study you would like to search for using the "Methodology" box (scroll down a little to see it). Qualitative and quantitative are both options there, among many others.
- Limiting your search to "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" journals helps a lot (you can find this option below the search box in Ebsco and Proquest).
It will also help if you take some time to learn about different research methodologies. Take a look at these resources to find out more about quantitiatve and qualitative research: