DHA 712: Research Methods and Practice for the Health Professions: Research Tips

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Useful Search Terms

Depending on your topic, you may find it helpful to use terms such as those listed below in a variety of combinations (e.g. "patient satisfaction" and "quantitative research"):

Qualitative research

Quantitative research

Questionnaires -- Methodology

Medical care -- Research -- Methodology

Public health -- Research -- Methodology

Social sciences -- Methodology

Surveys -- Methodology

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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