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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Mason subscribes to SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online. This 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).