Welcome! This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. Whether you are currently taking a research methods course or you have a career that requires you to do evaluation or use research, the hope is that you will find something of value here.
Some highlights of what is available:

Knowledge Base The Knowledge Base
An online hypertext textbook on applied social research methods that covers everything you want to know about defining a research question, sampling, measurement, research design and data analysis.

Selecting Statistics Selecting Statistics
An online statistical advisor! Answer the questions and it will lead you to an appropriate statistical test for your data.

The Simulation Book The Simulation Book
A previously unpublished book of manual (i.e., dice-rolling) and computer simulation exercises of common research designs, for students and researchers to learn how to do simple simulations.

Research Synthesis GalleryConcept Mapping
A resource guide for learning about structured conceptual mapping. It includes links to general introductory materials, research and case studies illustrating the use of the method, and information about software.