Power, S.A., Velez, G., Qadafi, A. and Tennant, J. (2018). The SAGE Model of Social Psychological Research.

We propose a SAGE model for social psychological research. Encapsulated in our acronym is a proposal to have a synthetic approach to social psychological research, in which qualitative methods are augmentative to quantitative ones, qualitative methods can be generative of new experimental hypotheses, and qualitative methods can capture experiences that evade experimental reductionism. We remind social psychological researchers that psychology was founded in multiple methods of investigation at multiple levels of analysis. We discuss historical examples and our own research as contemporary examples of how a SAGE model can operate in part or as an integrated whole. The implications of our model are discussed.

Power, S.A., Velez, G., Qadafi, A. and Tennant, J. (2018). The S.A.G.E. Model of Social Psychological Research. Perspectives on Psychological Science.