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:

  • 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: