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Rehab Research

Chapter 4- Finding Research Literature

The basic goal of any literature review is to discover what is known about a certain topic. What four types of information are needed? theory, facts, opinion, and methods
What are primary sources? those in which authors provide the original reports of research they have conducted; ex- journal articles describing original research
What are secondary sources? those in which the authors summarize their own work or the work of others; ex- books and editorials
In what ways can one find research literature? electronic databases, search fields, boolean operations, and search limits
What are some common rehabilitation databases? PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE, cumulative index of Nursing and allied health literature (CINAHL), PsychINFO, Google Scholar, HighWire Press, Web of Science, Dissertation abstracts, evidence-based review databases
What are the advantages of library catalogs? 1. researchers know material will be readily available, 2. material in all media will be represented
What is the advantage to using reference lists and bibliographies for finding literature? all cited works will be relevant to the article of chapter just read
What is a disadvantage to using reference lists and bibliographies for finding literature? no sources listed can be more recent than the list currently being perused
What are the five steps described to organize research? 1. determine the info needed, 2. break the infor needed into components, 3. identify synonyms for each concepts or component, 4. construct logical relationships among the concepts using the terms "and", "or", and "not", 5. limit the search by variables
Created by: amwilliamson