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SAGE Research Method Cases

SAGE is continuing to commission original case studies in research methods for our innovative SAGE Research Methods Cases collection.

Please get in touch if you would like to write or submit a case!

• Would you like to have a year’s free access to all the content and tools on SAGE Research Methods?

• Are you an academic, post-doc or doctoral student involved in research?

• Do you want to drive up the usage and discoverability of your published research output and raise the profile and impact of your research?

• Do you have, or can you write, a case study based on your research project(s) or a particular method used in the course of your research?

If so, SAGE is interested in hearing from you and would be interested in publishing your case study in the new and exciting collection: SAGE Research Methods Cases!

Visit the collection to find out more!   


What is SAGE Research Methods Cases?

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a unique collection of hundreds of case studies for use in the teaching of research methods. Cases are drawn from around the world, from established academics, post-docs and PhD students, working across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and working with the widest range of different research methods. The goal of the collection is to provide students and faculty with short usable examples of methods and research in action, drawn from real research projects, to support teaching and learning in research methods.

What is a ‘case’?

For our purposes, a ‘case’ (often referred to as a ‘case study’ in some quarter; although at SAGE we are avoiding that term as much as possible to avoid confusion with ‘case study methods’) is a short, accessible description, of a research project or a method in action. They have been  written to develop new researchers’ and students’ understanding of the realities of doing a research project or using a particular method. Cases should help students and new researchers move beyond the learning that they might get from reading textbooks on research methods, , so that they can see how methods are applied in the messier and more contingent world of real research projects.

What are the benefits to me of writing a case for SAGE?
All the cases in this new collection adhere to the principles of the linked web; we want the cases to drive the discoverability and usage of your existing research and the articles, books and other publications related to your research.  Cases directly link to each author’s research outputs. We also link similar cases to one another, and to related content on SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Journals and to SAGE Knowledge. 


We are also offering each person that submits a case a year’s free access to SAGE Research Methods, giving you online access to 640+ research methods books.

How can you get involved?

We are looking for short, original cases based on real research projects (past or ongoing). Cases should be between 2000 and 5000 words in length. If you would like to write a case or supply us with a case that you have already written, we would like to hear from you.

We will be able to send you the collection details and supply you with contributor guidelines that set out the exact format and features that the cases will need to contain. 

Contact us for more information

If you’re interested in submitting a case, or if you would simply like to find out more, please contact:

Bronia Flett, associate editor: bronia.flett@sagepub.co.uk

Ailsa Dann, editorial assistant: ailsa.dann@sagepub.co.uk


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Comment by Dawn Mannay on July 29, 2014 at 22:11

I wondered if we could self-archive our case studies and what the publishers restrictions were if I wanted to archive my case in my institutional repository?

Any advice would be fab :)

Comment by Patrick Brindle on November 1, 2013 at 16:07

We're heading towards our target of 500 cases now. Soon we'll be thinking of calling for cases for the following year's round.

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