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Conducting Research in the Health Sciences : Overview

A guide to search strategies and tools for doing research in the health sciences.

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How to Use This Guide

In this guide you'll find resources and strategies to support your research in the health sciences (nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and more), including:

Distinguishing between qualitative and quantitative research.

Conducting a literature review.

Finding standardized tests, measures or instruments.

Citation searching.

Identifying levels of evidence.

Finding Definitions

Need to double-check the definition of one of these?

Clinical Trial                       Case Control Study                           Controlled Clinical Trial

Double-Blind Study           Randomized Controlled Trial         Cohort Study

Systematic Review            Meta-analysis                                    Meta-synthesis

Try one of these resources: