Q. I am trying to find a qualitative research article

I am trying to find a qualitative research article related to a health care topic. I am having trouble finding an article, most seem to be quantitative articles. If you could provide me with some tips on how to find some qualitative articles that would be great.

Answer

CINAHL (the nursing database) and MEDLINE (for biomedical) both have the option to search just for qualitative research.  There's a couple steps:

  1. Go to the database you need - CINAHL for nursing questions MEDLINE for biomedical
  2. At the top of the search page in the blue bar click on either CINAHL Headings or MeSH respectively. Third link on top bar, CINAHL Headings
  3. In the new search box, type in qualitative and hit browse Type qualitative into the search box
  4. Select qualitative studies from the list by clicking in the box to the left, then select Explode and hit the big green Search Database button. Select qualitative from the list
  5. This will pull up all the qualitative articles in the database. You can use the second search box to narrow to your topic.  Put your topic into the second search box down

 

  • Last Updated Nov 28, 2018
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  • Answered By Shannon Johnson

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