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Research in the Social Sciences

A detailed guide on how to do research in the social sciences.


Welcome to the Social Sciences Research Guide. This guide is designed to help you effectively do research for your courses in psychology, sociology, criminology, education, and more.

What is research in the social sciences?

Social Science Research studies human behavior. It can be either qualitative (relying on the human experience) or quantitative (using numerical data).  Both types of research are actively used by those in fields such as sociology, education, criminology, and more.