Tools for doing and presenting research

Quantitative research - the one with the numbers...

If you're new to quantitative research and sampling then Maths Is Fun (you may disagree!) explains some key areas, like standard deviation, very nicely.

On sampling, this sample size calculator is extremely handy and includes basic explanations of confidence level and margin of error. I've also found a neat correlation calculator and one for calculating regression.

If you've got quantitative data to present, this tutorial from Open University might give you some ideas about different chart and graph options.

Qualitative research - the deep and meaningful conversations one...

The Research Methods Knowledge Base includes a section on qualitative research methods and on how to analyse the data among chapters covering the whole social science research process.