Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020     Views: 6

You can use our library's databases to search for these kinds of research studies:

  • Try adding  "qualitative" or "quantitative" to your keywords when you're searching.  For example:
    • hate crime AND qualitative
    • hate crime AND quantitative
  • If you have a particular research methodology in mind (e.g. survey, experiment, case study, etc.) you can include keywords to describe it in your search.  For example:
    • bullying AND survey 
    • marijuana AND controlled trial
  • In some databases, you can specify the type of study you would like to search for using advanced search options.  
    • In ProQuest's PsycARTICLES, for example, there is a "Methodology" box (scroll down a little to see it).  Qualitative and quantitative are both options there, among many others.  
  • Limiting your search to "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" journals will also help.
  • You can learn about quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, to help you search more effectively.  The resources below are good places to start.

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