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This research guide lists the databases, journals, and resources relevant for Research Methods in Social Sciences.


"Social science is the study of human society and social relationships."

Social science. In: The Oxford Dictionary of English (Rev. ed.). Oxford University Press, 2005. Retrieved from

"Research is the systematic search for answers to certain questions, often using empirical evidence but also using logical arguments and reflection on social understandings. The search may aim at discovering facts, putting forward theories, increasing understanding, and/or changing practice."

Research. In: A Dictionary of Education. Oxford University Press, 2009. Retrieved from

"Scientific method is a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

Scientific method. In: The Oxford Dictionary of English (Rev. ed.). Ed. Oxford University Press, 2005. Retrieved from 

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