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Qualitative Research: PsycINFO

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Use ALL of the 3 strategies listed below to locate qualitative research studies in PsycINFO.

Begin by constructing a regular topic search using a combination of subject headings and keywords.

Example:PTSD

exp posttraumatic stress disorder/ or posttraumatic stress disorder.mp. or post-traumatic stress disorder.mp. or PTSD.mp.

PsycINFO Tips & Strategies

1. SEARCH (using Subject Headings)

Enter your topic in the Search box (Use a combination of topic subject headings and keywords/phrases.)   Search for one or more of the following subject headings and combine with your topic search.

2. LIMIT (using Methodology limiter)

Enter your topic in the Search box. (Use a combination of topic subject headings and keywords/phrases.)  In the Limit Your Results section, select one or more from the following Methodology limits. Click Search. Video. Here is a list of all Methodology options and their definitions.  Most relevant are:

3. Qualitative studies (1/26/2011) Hedge (Ovid) (University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination)

Enter your topic in the Search box (Use a combination of topic subject headings and keywords/phrases.). In a separate search copy & paste this search string: •
((("semi-structured" or semistructured or unstructured or informal or "in-depth" or indepth or "face-to-face" or structured or guide or guides) adj3 (interview* or discussion* or questionnaire*)).ti,ab,id. or (focus group* or qualitative or ethnograph* or fieldwork or "field work" or "key informant")).ti,ab,id. or exp qualitative research/ or exp interviews/ or exp group discussion/ or qualitative study.md. not "Literature Review".md.