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GRAduate Student Skills

A guide with various skills needed for GPAs and GRAs and other research assistants.

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences.

The content on quantitative data analysis includes:

  • Multivariate models
  • Probability
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Statistical packages
  • And more!

The content on qualitative data analysis includes:

  • Media analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Coding
  • Computer-assisted qualitative analysis
  • Documentary analysis
  • And more!

Surveys

Surveys can be a very useful tool when conducting research. The Collect Data with a Survey infoguide reviews the following topics:

  • Resources on the survey process, including design and analysis
  • How to find respondents to complete your survey
  • Creating survey questions
  • Various software available to collect and present survey data 
  • Additional resources, including professional survey organizations 

 

George Mason University has a license for Qualtrics, so you can request an account by contacting your department Qualtrics administrator on this list

Find resources on how to use Qualtrics for your research in this infoguide