Answered By: Reference Staff Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017 Views: 94
There are search terms you can add to your search to try to narrow your search to qualitative articles.
For example, a nursing database such as CINAHL, has a heading for “Qualitative Studies.” You can add this to your search. There is also a heading for “Phenomenological Research.”
In the Clinical Queries menu in the Advanced Search in CINAHL, you can select Qualitative – High Sensitivity, Qualitative – High Specificity, or Qualitative – Best Balance to retrieve various qualitative studies.
To retrieve all, click on shift and select all.
Below are definitions for each of these identifiers.
High Sensitivity – the broadest search to include ALL relevant material. It may include less relevant materials.
High Specificity – the most targeted search to include only the most relevant result set, may miss some relevant materials.
Best Balance – retrieves the best balance between Sensitivity and Specificity.
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