Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1999 - 209 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Chapter 2Basic Concepts
29
PART IITHE MATRIX METHOD
61
How To Select
105
How To Abstract
113
How To Use a Review
135
PART IIIAPPLICATIONS USING THE MATRIX
147
Chapter 8The Matrix Indexing System
155
Chapter 9Matrix Applications by Health Sciences
173
Appendix AUseful Resources for Literature
191
Index
203
About the Author
209
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