SAGE Research Method Cases

Write a Research Methods Case and publish it with SAGE!

**With an exciting new focus on the following disciplines: Health, Education, Sociology, Psychology and Ethics! **


Victoria Silverwood 2014. "Ethnographic Observation and In-depth Interviews" Legitimate Violence in Ice Hockey," SAGE Research Methods Cases

Victoria Silverwood 2014. “Ethnographic Observation and In-depth Interviews” Legitimate Violence in Ice Hockey,” SAGE Research Methods Cases

What is SAGE Research Methods Cases?

  • A unique online collection of over 500 case studies
  • Written to provide short, useable examples of both quantitative and qualitative methods and research in action
  • Aims to put methods in a real research context

How do I write a case?
Writing a case is easy – just tell us about your research experience! We want you to write a short, accessible description of a research project that you have carried out. Through reading your case a student will learn how to carry out a research project, choose and use methods and recognise the challenges and rewards of research in the real world.
What are the benefits to me of writing a case?

  • A year of free access to all the content and tools on SAGE Research Methods Cases (over 500 cases!).
  • We will link from your case study to any related published research – driving traffic towards your papers and publications.
  • By writing a case you benefit from an additional publication from your existing research, and an opportunity to reflect on your own research practice. All while helping in the development of this unique pedagogical tool!

Interested in writing a Health, Education, Sociology or Psychology Case?

  1. Your name, institutional affiliation and professional position (student, researcher, lecturer etc.).
  2. Your research topic, method and preliminary title.
  3. Links to any relevant published work.
  4. Preferred delivery date (note: we typically set eight-week deadlines)
Milena Komorova and Martina McKnight, 2014. "Using Digital Photography and Video in Participant Observation of Contentious Events." SAGE Research Methods Cases

Milena Komorova and Martina McKnight, 2014. “Using Digital Photography and Video in Participant Observation of Contentious Events.” SAGE Research Methods Cases

Interested in writing an Ethics Case?

This special collection will be edited by Dr Nathan Emmerich (  We are interested in cases that discuss substantive ethical issues or concern the process of securing ethical approval to conduct research. In both instances we seek accounts that will provide a description of ‘what really happened’ and offer lessons for those who are conducting similar research. These case studies will have significant pedagogical value whilst also engaging with current developments in the ethics of social science research. This includes the ESRC’s recently revised Framework for Research Ethics (FRE) and the generic principals of research ethics recently adopted by the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences.

If you are interested in publishing your experiences, disseminating your thinking and to promoting your research, or would simply like to discuss the possibilities further, please contact Dr Nathan Emmerich, at:

Case Basics at a glance

  • Cases should be 2,000-5,000 words in length.
  • Cases in Health and Cases in Education are the priority areas for 2015/16.
  • Cases will be peer reviewed and authors will be asked to respond to reviewer queries.
  • Cases must adhere to SAGE’s case style and formatting guidelines provided by SAGE. Cases that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be peer reviewed and will be returned to the author.

Will all cases submitted be published?

As with all academic products, the final decision about whether to publish a case study rests with SAGE and with its academic reviewers.

Do you have questions? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions or our About Us page.

If you would like more information on the intended audience, coverage or content of the product, please feel free to contact the editor, Bronia Flett: