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Political Science: Getting Started

Getting Started

College Research can be very complicated. This page is designed to help clarify and provide the building blocks for beginning the research process.

On this page you will find:

  • Sage Research Methods-This resource allows one to research the process of research and build a start to finish path in the research process.
  • An explanation of the research process
  • A tutorial and search box for Credo Reference, a major reference source that allows the researcher to acquire the necessary background information in order to do proper research
  • An explanation of the Information Timeline

Getting Started

Gubernatorial candidate Richardson Preyer riding in a convertible through downtown Greenville during a campaign stop.

Gubernatorial candidate Richardson Preyer riding in a convertible through downtown Greenville during a campaign stop. This image and and others can be found in the Joyner Library Digital Collections database.

The Research Process

The Information Timeline

Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers at each step of a project, from developing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing and publishing the findings. The content encompasses the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences as well as many methods of the hard sciences. Access includes cases, videos, datasets, and books.

Basic Search

 

Credo Reference: Basic Search box (HTML)

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