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I am using PICO to find an article in a database and realize this is a good for searching for quantitative research but how do I go about structuring the question to give me mainly qualitative research results? Is Medline the best data base for this?

I am using PICO to find an article in a database and realize this is a good for searching for quantitative research but how do I go about structuring the question to give me mainly qualitative research results? Is Medline the best data base for this?

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Jackie, 2 years ago

Hi

you can use this type of questioning for qualitative research  - the PS framework - population/ problem/ situation. Yes Medline is still a good databases to use. Add another concept to the search in Medline e.g. Qualitative Research OR Phenomenolog* OR Grounded theor*

Please contact a member of the Sciences and Technology team if you still need more help: https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/about-us/staff-profiles/information-services/sciences-and-technology-team.

-Jackie

 

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