Taxonomy of Research Methods · From Methods Map by Sage

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01 Key concepts in research
02 Philosophy of research
03 Research ethics
04 Planning research
05 Research design
06 Data collection
07 Data quality and data management
08 Qualitative data analysis
09 Quantitative data analysis
10 Communicating and disseminating research
11 Researcher development


Fuente: Methods Map de Sage | Source: Sage Methods Map


01 Key concepts in research [top]

  • Causation
  • Classification
  • Paradigms
    • Transformative paradigms
  • Reflexivity
    • Contemplative inquiry
    • Introspection
    • Mindfulness
  • Reliability
    • Chronbach’s alpha
    • External reliability
    • Intercoder reliability
    • Internal reliability
    • Split-half reliability
  • Replication
  • Research bias
    • Hawthorne effect
    • Investigator bias
    • Sample bias
    • Social desirability bias
  • Teaching research methods
  • Validity
    • Construct validity
    • Convergent validity
    • Credibility
    • Ecological validity
    • External validity
    • Generalizability
    • Internal validity
    • Transferability
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02 Philosophy of research [top]

  • Methodology
    • Epistemology
    • Ontology
    • Theory
  • Reasoning
    • Abduction
    • Deduction
    • Induction
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03 Research ethics [top]

  • Anonimity
  • Confidenciality
  • Declaration of Helsinki
  • Ethical approval
  • Informed consent
  • Integrity
  • Regulation
  • Sensitive topics
  • Vulnerable groups
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04 Planning research [top]

  • Hypothesis
    • Hypothetico-deductivist methods
    • Null hypothesis
  • Literature review
    • Critical reading, writing and thinking
    • Critique
    • Secondary analysis
  • Literature search
    • Archival research
    • Boolean logic
    • Databases
    • Journal articles
  • Research proposal
    • Grant application
    • Research funding
  • Research questions
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05 Research design [top]

  • Applied research
    • Action research
    • Educational research
    • Evaluation
    • Organizational research
    • Participatory research
    • Policy research
    • Practitioner research
    • program evaluation
  • Artistic inquiry
    • Collage inquiry
    • Poetic inquiry
    • Visual research
  • Biographical research
    • Life history research
  • Case study research
    • Concept mapping
    • Qualitative comparative analysis
    • Single cases
    • Vignettes
  • Comparative research
    • Cross-case analysis
    • Cross-national research
  • Cross-sectional design
  • Delphi method
    • Consensus
    • Expert interviews
    • Forecasting
  • Design-based research
  • Experimental design
    • Control groups
    • Dependent variables
    • Experimental groups
    • Factorial design
    • Independent variables
    • Individual differences
    • Nuisance variables
    • Post-hoc analysis
    • Quasi-experimental design
    • Random allocation
    • Randomized controlled trials
  • Exploratory research
    • Grounded theory
    • Pilot studies
  • Feminist research
    • Emancipatory research
    • Feminist epistemology
  • Historical research
    • Archival research
    • Documentary research
    • Historiography
  • Innovative methods
    • Automated text analysis
    • Big data
    • Collaborative research
    • Computational modelling
    • Data mining
    • Data visualization
    • Internet research
    • Mobile methodologies
    • Spatial analysis
    • Video research
  • Longitudinal research
    • Attrition
    • Census data
    • Cohort studies
    • Panel data
    • Prospective data
    • Retrospective data
  • Narrative research
    • Life history research
    • Personal narratives
  • Observational research
    • Covert research
    • Ethnography
    • Hawthorne effect
    • Naturally occurring data
    • Participation observatory
    • Structured observation
  • Phenomenology
    • Intentionality
    • Multiple realities
    • Positioning theory
    • Social constructionism
    • Subjectivity
  • Sequential design
  • Social network research
    • Graph theory
    • Nodes
    • Social network analysis
    • Sociometry
  • Survey research
    • Cross-sectional surveys
    • Data linkage
    • Online surveys
    • Panel studies
    • Pilot studies
    • Public opinion research
    • Questionnaire design
    • Response rates
    • Structures interviews
    • Survey weighting
    • Telephone surveys
    • Total survey error
  • Systematic review
    • Cochrane collaboration
    • Data synthesis
    • Meta-analysis
    • Realist synthesis
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06 Data collection [top]

  • Mixed methods
    • Methodological pluralism
    • Q methodology
    • Sequential design
    • Triangulation
  • Multiple methods
  • Qualitative data collection
    • Action research
    • Autoethnography
    • Biographical research
    • Case study research
    • Documentary research
    • Ethnography
    • Focus groups
    • Internet research
    • Narrative research
    • Observational research
    • Qualitative evaluation
    • Qualitative interviewing
    • Unobtrusive measures
    • Video research
  • Sampling
    • Access
    • Cluster sampling
    • Gatekeepers
    • Nonprobability sampling
    • Populations
    • Probability sampling
    • Purposive sampling
    • Random sampling
    • Recruiting participants
    • Representative samples
    • Sample size
    • Sampling distribution
    • Sampling error
    • Snowball sampling
    • Theoretical sampling
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07 Data quality and data management [top]

  • Data management
    • Data sharing
  • Measurement error
    • Total survey error
  • Missing data
  • Non-response
    • Item non-response
    • Unit non-response
  • Quality criteria
  • Reliability
    • Cronbach’s alpha
    • External reliability
    • Intercoder reliability
    • Internal reliability
    • Split-half reliability
  • Validity
    • Construct validity
    • C0nvergent validity
    • Credibility
    • Ecological validity
    • External validity
    • Face validity
    • Generalizalibity
    • Internal validity
    • Transferabiblity
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08 Qualitative data analysis [top]

  • Coding
    • Axial coding
    • Coding schema
    • In-vivo coding
    • Intercoder reliability
    • Open coding
    • Repeated measured design
  • Computer assisted qualitative data analysis
    • ATLAS.ti
    • MAXQDA
    • NVivo
  • Content analysis
    • Word frequency words
  • Conversation analysis
    • Interaction order
    • Intersubjetivity
    • Naturally occurring data
    • Social interaction
    • Transcription
    • Turn-taking
  • Discourse analysis
    • Critical discourse analysis
    • Deconstruction
    • Discursive psychology
    • Foucaldian discourse anaylisis
    • Interpretive repertoires
    • Naturally ocurring data
    • Rhetoric
  • Documentary analysis
  • Hermeneutics
    • Critical hermeneutics
    • Deconstruction
    • Double hermeneutics
    • Frankfurt school
    • Hermeneutic cycle
    • Verstehen
  • Media analysis
  • Narrative analysis
    • Critical resistance analysis
    • Life history research
    • Personal narrative
    • Structural  analysis
  • Phenomenological analysis
    • Interpretive phenomenological analysis
    • Multiple realities
    • Positioning theory
    • Social constructionism
  • Textual analysis
    • Crisis of representation
    • Denotation
    • Inscription
    • Intersubjectivy
  • Thematic analysis
    • Constant comparison
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09 Quantitative data analysis [top]

  • Exploratory data analysis
    • Box-and-whisker
    • Data visualization
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Measurements
    • Non-linearity
    • Outliers
    • Reexpresion
    • Residuals
    • Scatterplots
    • Stem-and-leaf
    • Univariant analysis
  • Multivariate model
    • Analysis of covariance
    • Cluster analysis
    • Correlation
    • Discriminant analysis
    • Econometrics
    • Epidemiology
    • Estimation methods
    • General linear models
    • Latent variable models
    • Log-linear analysis
    • Multilevel analysis
    • Multiple analysis of variance
    • Principal components of analysis
    • Regression analysis
    • Structural equation modelling
  • Probability
    • Central limit theorem
    • Normal distribution
    • Prediction
    • Probability distribution
  • Secondary data analysis
    • Data archives
    • Demography
    • Meta-analysis
    • Panel data
    • Research synthesis
  • Statistical inference
    • Bayesian statistics
    • Bootstrapping
    • Confidence intervals
    • Jackknife methods
    • Statistical test
  • Statistical packages
    • Geographic information system
    • R statistical package
    • SPSS
    • Stata
    • Sintax
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10 Communicating and disseminating research [top]

  • Data sharing
  • Data visualization
  • Presenting research
  • Publishing your research
  • Research impact
  • Writing research
    • Dissertation
    • Research report
    • Thesis
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11 Researcher development [top]

  • Professional skills
    • Career development
    • Practical skills
    • Professional communication
  • Researcher skills
    • Communication and disseminating research
    • Data analysis skills
    • Data collection skills
    • Data management
    • Doing research
    • Planning research
  • Study skills
    • Critical reading, writing and thinking
    • Student success
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