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Research Methods & Design

This guide features NCU Library resources for studying and planning research methods and design.

Selected Dissertations

Learn how to find dissertations in the Library. See the FAQ: How can I find completed dissertations in the Library?

Use the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database to discover graduate and doctoral-level research that has already been conducted on your topic. A similar study may have employed a research methodology appropriate for use in your own dissertation. Check dissertation abstracts to see if the author mentions which methodology was used.

You may also use the Advanced Search in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses to limit your search to dissertations that used a particular research methodology. In the example below, we are searching for qualitative studies on the topic of the inclusive classroom. Again, we have limited the term qualitative to the abstract of the dissertation.