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OSOT 547

WORKSHOP: Getting Organized for Research

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ACTIVITY ON May 2nd

Please use the above worksheet to guide the following steps:

  • Discover search terms
  • Create a logical strategy
  • Refine the results
  • Select relevant papers and save citations
  • Save search strategy

 

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Resources

BACKGROUND RESOURCES

Background information answers questions that elicit more information such as What, Why, How.  Check out the different links to secondary sources that answer these questions.

GREY LITERATURE

This refers to information and research that is created and published by entities whose main business is not publishing.  For example, government departments, health authorities, universities etc.

Validation studies of tests, measures, or surveys can provide valuable background information.   Another useful tip is to find which research projects have used a similar tool to the one you will be using. See the following tutorials to learn the search methods in the different databases for finding these.

Background Information