Social Science Research Methods

ISSR applies developed theories, research designs and research methods to the questions we investigate. We design studies that collect and create new data and information but we also use existing already collected data and information.

ISSR uses a very broad range of approaches. We are trying to answer many different kinds of questions, with many different forms of data and evidence, and so we use the most suitable methods available for the questions and evidence we have. Being open to the many ways social scientists do research, and recognising that all approaches have value when they are used rigorously and appropriately is the hallmark of advanced contemporary social science.