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Landscape Architecture Research Guide: Research Methods

This guide identifies resources to search when seeking information pertaining to Landscape Architecture, including golf course architecture and design and landscape plant species.

Finding Information about Research Methods

Literature on research methods can be found in books and journal articles, so searching in the library catalog and databases will turn up relevant sources. In the library catalog, some relevant classifications include Social sciences -- Research; Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology; Sociology -- Research; or Social sciences -- Statistical methods.

Many publishers distribute books on research methods and Sage is among the most prolific. The library now subscribes to the database Sage Research Methods which provides a database devoted specifically to the research methods literature.

Sage Research Methods

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Sage Research Methods searches across a large body of the social and behavioral sciences literature from Sage Publications on topics such as designing research projects, understanding methods or identifying new methods, conducting research, and writing up findings.

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