DHA 710: Qualitative Analysis in Health Care: Research Tips

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Search Terms

Try these searching with terms to locate qualitative research articles -

Ethnography, Ethnology                          


Thematic analysis

Content analysis

Observational methods                

Constant-comparative method

Field notes



Field studies


Focus Groups



From: J Med Lib Assoc 90(3), July 2002

Boolean Searching

The Boolean search strategy allows you to combine  - or connect - multiple terms into a single search, thereby allowing for a more focused search. The result of a successful Boolean search is a list of results targeted to your specific topic. Knowing how to do a Boolean search is especially helpful when searching large databases for relevant articles. Here is a quick and understandable tutorial if you need more information:

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