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The SSRM modules provide open-source content to guide you step-by-step through the research process. 

Our topics include:

  • Formulation of a research question
  • Identifying appropriate methods to explore that question
  • Tutorials focused on specific research methods, such as surveys, interviews, and ethnographic research
  • Data analysis
  • Publication and sharing of your findings

Below is an overview of our current work:


The Survey Module

In this module, you can learn the fundamentals of all survey design.

The module includes the following sections:

  • Survey fundamentals
  • Sampling
  • Questionnaire design
  • Question design
  • Survey implementation
  • Reliability and validity
  • Data analysis

Available for class and student use.


The Interview Module

This module focuses on interviews as a method of social science research that allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of your research topic.

It is divided into the following training sections:

  • Interview fundamentals
  • Planning
  • Participants
  • Conducting an interview
  • Post-interview analysis

In production; Beta testing planned for Spring 2022.


The Research Fundamentals Module

This module places emphasis on defining research and the research process. The sections for this module include the following:

  • Defining social science research and its purpose
  • The research process
  • Research fundamentals
  • Methodology and data collection
  • Reporting findings

Under development.


The Data Analysis Module

In this module you can learn about the interpretive analysis of qualitative data. This includes the following:

  • The different types of qualitative data
  • Organization of data
  • Ideal systems for analysis
  • Social science research data analysis

Under development.