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These links provide information about research methods in the social sciences that may be useful in conducting your own academic research.
Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS): Spatial Resources for the Social Sciences
“The CSISS recognizes the growing significance of space, spatiality, location, and place in social science research. It seeks to develop unrestricted access to tools and perspectives that will advance the spatial analytic capabilities of researchers throughout the social sciences.”
National Centre for Social Research
"The NCSR is widely considered to be Britain's premier research group specializing in social surveys and qualitative research for the development and evaluation of public policy… One strong highlight of the site is the inclusion of a number of reports, organized thematically into such areas as leisure, housing, political attitudes, social security, and health." [Internet Scout Project]
Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods
"This site contains annotated links to how-to information on the tools of social research: 'surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.' Sections include research ethics, methods, policy analysis, and statistical data. From the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP), Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada." [Librarians' Internet Index]
Social Sciences Research and Instructional Council Teaching Resources Depository
"The Social Sciences Research and Instructional Council Teaching Resources Depository (SSRIC/TRD) facilitates computer-aided instruction of quantitative methods for the social sciences and supports the dissemination of research data. SSRIC/TRD contains seven instructional modules for social science research courses." [Internet Scout Project]