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Health sciences literature review made easy : the matrix method /
Judith Garrard.
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Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1999.
description
xiv, 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0834212234
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Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1999.
isbn
0834212234
catalogue key
3945151
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Doody's Reviews, June 1999
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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method helps students & practitioners better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the "matrix method") needed to critically evaluate article findings. The fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, & synthesizing are covered at the most basic level. Visual examples & a single case study are woven throughout the text. This easy-to-read & practical reference is an invaluable aid to students, researchers & practitioners.
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This resource will help students better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the "matrix method") needed to critically evaluate article findings. The fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, and synthesizing are covered at the most basic level. It will help students to: Conduct an efficient and thorough search of the literature using electronic databases...Learn specific methods for organizing journal articles and other source documents for quick and easy access... Discover how to choose specific topics to systematically abstract the research articles ...Create and use their own abstracts of the research articles to write a synthesis of the literature. Visual examples and a single case study are woven throughout the text. It is constructed in an easy-to-read and highly practical format
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Fundamentals of a Literature Reviewp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Review of the Literaturep. 4
Beyond Index Cardsp. 4
To Own the Literaturep. 6
Research Synthesis: Historical Perspectivep. 7
The Matrix Method: Definition and Overviewp. 16
Review Matrix: A Versatile Toolp. 18
Overview of Chapters and Appendixp. 19
References to Websitesp. 22
Caroline's Quest: Understanding the Processp. 23
Basic Conceptsp. 29
Source Materials Definedp. 30
Different Kinds of Source Materialsp. 30
Anatomy of a Scientific Paper-Finding Out What You Need in a Typical Research Paperp. 37
Guidelines for a Methodological Review of the Literaturep. 42
Caroline's Quest: Learning the Conceptsp. 57
The Matrix Methodp. 61
Paper Trail: How to Plan and Manage a Search of the Literaturep. 63
What Is a Paper Trail?p. 64
How to Create a Paper Trailp. 64
How to Find Source Materials: Creating and Using a Paper Trailp. 67
Tips on Searching for Source Documentsp. 84
Caroline's Quest: Managing the Searchp. 88
Documents Section: How to Select and Organize Documents for Reviewp. 99
How to Select the Right Documents for Your Reviewp. 100
What Is a Documents Section?p. 101
How to Organize a Documents Sectionp. 102
How to Remember Where You Put the Documentsp. 103
Caroline's Quest: Assembling a Documents Sectionp. 105
Review Matrix: How to Abstract the Research Literaturep. 107
What Is a Review Matrix?p. 108
How to Construct a Review Matrixp. 109
How to Arrange Documents for Use in a Review Matrixp. 110
How to Choose Column Topics for a Review Matrixp. 110
How to Abstract Documents in a Review Matrixp. 114
Fringe Benefits of the Abstracting Processp. 120
Caroline's Quest: Constructing a Review Matrixp. 123
Synthesis: How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesisp. 129
What Is a Synthesis?p. 130
How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesisp. 131
Caroline's Quest: Writing a Synthesisp. 137
Applications Using the Matrix Methodp. 141
A Library of Lit Review Booksp. 143
What Is a Library of Lit Review Books?p. 144
How to Create a Library of Lit Review Booksp. 144
How to Use a Library of Lit Review Booksp. 145
Caroline's Quest: Building a Library of Lit Review Booksp. 147
The Matrix Indexing Systemp. 149
What Is the Matrix Indexing System?p. 150
How to Set Up a Matrix Indexing Systemp. 150
How to Update a Literature Review Efficientlyp. 158
Caroline's Quest: Using the Matrix Indexing Systemp. 160
Matrix Applications by Health Sciences Professionalsp. 163
What Are Matrix Applications?p. 164
How to Use Matrix Applications in a Research Projectp. 165
How to Use Matrix Applications in a Meta-Analysisp. 167
How to Use Matrix Applications in Developing Clinical Practice Guidelinesp. 168
How to Use Matrix Applications in Evidence-Based Medicinep. 170
Caroline's Quest: Matrix Applications in a Nonscientific Settingp. 173
Useful Resources for Literature Reviewsp. 181
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 199
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