Research & Research Methods


Information and resources for understanding the research process, differences between qualitative and quantitative research, and developing a research question. Links provided to aid in finding researchers on campus based on their area of study. Main menu | Comments/Suggestions


Understanding the Research Process

Overview of the Research Process

DHHS Office of Research Integrity Modules

Developing a research question

Developing a Research Question – Video

Developing a Research Question – Guided Activity

Research designs

Descriptive and Experimental Research Designs

LinkedIn Learning:
Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Qualitative vs. Quantitative – On Overview

Focusing on Fundamentals: A Simplistic Differentiation Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research

A guide to research methods

Comparison of quantitative and qualitative research traditions: epistemological, theoretical, and methodological differences

Defining Translational Research: Implications for Training

Implementation research: what it is and how to do it

The research process and campus resources

Library Research Tutorials – Steps of the research process from developing a research question to managing data

Library Micro-Courses – Four online self-paced courses to help you learn how to conduct research and manage data

Finding researchers on campus

Research at UW-Madison Database

UW-Madison Experts Database