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A guide for researching topics in Counseling

Sage Research Methods

sage research methods

SAGE Research Methods provides a comprehensive view of research methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. 

Researchers can:

  • explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects
  • understand particular methodology
  • identify a new method
  • find summaries, journal articles, concept maps, videos, etc.
  • access case studies

Surveys, focus groups, content analysis, empirical data and more!

Tests and Measurements

Why is it so difficult to find the actual psychological tests?

A few reasons:

  • Overexposure of the tests could allow the test-takers to see the material before the test and make the results less reliable.
  • Test-givers need to have certain credentials and so the release of tests is privileged materials.
  • They are the intellectual property of authors and writers and require the purchase of the tests.

Where can you find information about tests?

Surveys & Datasets

In addition to the actual survey results, these can also be a good resource for learning about constructing valid survey questions.


There are many sources of statistics available. Here are a few: