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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 and links to the modules:


The Survey Module

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

The module includes the following sections:

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

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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

Available for beta testing in classes and programs. Contact us for access.


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

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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.