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Research Methods for the Social Sciences

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This guide has been designed to assist students with research in the social sciences. Use this guide to learn:

  • Which RSU Libraries databases to use to find the best research and how to search effectively
  • What is a peer-reviewed source and where to find them
  • What is the difference between primary and secondary sources in the social sciences
  • Where to find resources to support research methods in social and behavioral sciences

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