Module 2: Formulating a Research Question and Searching for Sources

Further Readings and Resources for Module 2

Constructing a Question

Alvesson, M., & Sandberg, J. (2013). Constructing research questions: Doing interesting

research. SAGE.

Boland, A., Cherry, M. G., & Dickson, R. (2017). Chapter 3 in Doing a systematic review: A student’s guide (Second ed.). SAGE.

DeCarlo, M (2018) Chapter 8: Creating and refining a research question in Scientific Inquiry in Social Work. Open Social Work Education. https://scientificinquiryinsocialwork.pressbooks.com/

Denney, A. S., & Tewksbury, R. (2013). How to Write a Literature Review. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 24(2), 218–234. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2012.730617

Thomas J, Kneale D, McKenzie JE, Brennan SE, Bhaumik S. (2021, February). Chapter 2: Determining the scope of the review and the questions it will address. In Higgins J.P.T, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston M, Li T, Page M.J, Welch V.A. (Eds). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions version 6.2. Cochrane. https://training.cochrane.org/handbook/current/chapter-02

How to Search

Lefebvre C, Glanville J, Briscoe S, Littlewood A, Marshall C, Metzendorf M-I, Noel-Storr A, Rader T, Shokraneh F, Thomas J, Wieland LS. (2021, February). Chapter 4: Searching for and selecting studies.In Higgins J.P.T, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston M, Li T, Page M.J, Welch V.A. (Eds). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions version 6.2. Cochrane. https://training.cochrane.org/handbook/current/chapter-04

Sayers, A. (2008). Tips and tricks in performing a systematic review. British Journal of General Practice, 58(547), 136-136. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2151802/

Controlled Vocabularies

The National Library of Medicine (2013, February 14). Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyF8uQY9wys

UTS Library (2021, February 23). Medline Ovid: Advanced Searching [Video]. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QQ0MW_jXfM

Documenting Your Search With PRISMA-S (Systematic Reviews)

Rethlefsen ML, Kirtley S, Waffenschmidt S, Ayala AP, Moher D, Page MJ, et al. PRISMA-S: An extension to the PRISMA Statement for reporting literature searches in systematic reviews. Systematic Reviews. 2021;10(1):39. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01542-z

 

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