Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Social Research Methods!

Sociology in Action: Social Research Methods is the fourth title in SAGE's "Sociology in Action" series of texts. Like the others, it combines all the foundational content needed for the course with a rich and diverse set of assignable learning activities fully integrated into the text. The embedded activities, along with the accompanying Activity Guide, gives instructors all the tools they need to design a introduction to social research methods course that involves less reading of narrative text and more discussion, application, independent investigation, and reflection.  "Sociology in Action" in the title reflects both to the text's unique pedagogical framework as well as its goal of bridging the gap between academic research and the larger social world. Each chapter is written by a contributor who combines expertise in the subject matter, a passion for active learning, and a commitment to practicing public sociology. After guiding students through the process of conducting research and a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, the text concludes with two unique chapters that focus on how social researchers interact with their surrounding communities and help bring about social change and social justice.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Kristin Marie Kenneavy, Catherine E. Harnois,Maxine P. Atkinson and Kathleen Odell Korgen for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


This website may contain links to both internal and external websites. All links included were active at the time the website was launched. SAGE does not operate these external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. SAGE cannot take responsibility for the changing content or nature of linked sites, as these sites are outside of our control and subject to change without our knowledge. If you do find an inactive link to an external website, please try to locate that website by using a search engine. SAGE will endeavour to update inactive or broken links when possible.