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Qualitative Research & Tools

Find tutorials about conducting Qualitative research, including resources on methodologies and software.

Qualitative research is a methodology that can be applied to textual or multimedia data involving a personal examination of the data by the researcher to find meaning.  

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Qualitative Methods

Start HereSage Research Methods

Mason subscribes to SAGE Research Methods and Cases OnlineThis provides access to many books, videos, encyclopedias, and podcasts for qualitative methods including the Little Blue Books series. It's easily searchable and a great first stop for questions and advice about methodology. 

SAGE also hosts Methodspace, an online community with articles and more and co-sponsors methods workshops with QSR (NVivo). 

Learn about Qualitative Methods