Research methodology is the essence and core of the work that we do. There are a number of resources to help doctoral students navigate several questions including: what methodology is right for my research questions, how do I become stronger in specific methodologies, as well as the whys and hows. Below are the starting points we have found to be helpful in our own training.



  1. Psychology Resources 
  2. Quantitative Methods Initiative
  3. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
  4. Sage Research Methods (university subscription and login credentials needed)
  5. American Psychological Association
  6. The Qualitative Report from NOVA
  7. Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods.
  8. Research Methods and Statistics


  1.  Program Development and Implementation 
  2. Poverty Action Lab

Qualitative Analysis

  1. Learning Qualitative Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

  1.  Statistical computing provides step-by-step instructions for SPSS, SAS, STATA, and many more. The most useful directions for carrying out analyses are in the “Statistical Computing Packages.” To find examples using different statistical packages visit the “Data Analysis Examples” section. 
  2. Basic Statistics Defined provides a list of terms common in introduction courses, including descriptive statistics, correlations, t-tests, frequency tables, and cross-tabulations.