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PSY 203/204 Research Methods & Statistics: Research Process | Develop a Strategy

THE RESEARCH PROCESS - Develop a strategy

2  DEVELOP A STRATEGY

Brainstorming keywords

Include synonyms and related terms

Try combining keywords

Developing Keywords Tutorial from the University of Houston Libraries

Tools for developing a strategy

Tips:

  • Make note of keywords as you gather background info
  • Concept mapping will result in identifying keywords
  • Check a subject specific or database specific thesaurus

  • When combining keywords use AND between each piece of your topic, use OR in between similar keywords for each piece of your topic, use NOT to exclude something