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SAGE Research Methods Online


Research methods had long been a core part of SAGE's history, so in their 45th year, the goal was to advance their research programs by developing a dynamic, new online product. Having also built SAGE's Reference Online program, the environment was familiar to the PubFactory team, and the goal was to make more than 100,000 pages of SAGE's leading book and reference material on research methods available through this exciting online portal.


Combining innovation and user-focused design, we developed advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers as they explore relevant content across social and behavioral sciences, covering quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

The tools and modules we created such as the 'Methods Map', present a deep and complicated data structure in an exciting way.

Key Features

  • The Methods Map enables users to find content related to their area of research, refine their research methods, then search their preferred method in the Methods Map.
  • Innovative alpha word wheel for browsing
  • User-friendly advanced search.


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Success Story

We have worked with [the PubFactory team] previously on our SAGE Reference Online product and were delighted to work with them again on developing SRMO. They have delivered a publishing solution that truly reflects the requirements of our target users.

— Martha Sedgwick, Senior Manager, Online Products for SAGE Publications