Health sciences literature review made easy : the matrix method /

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Author / Creator:Garrard, Judith.
Edition:3rd ed.
Imprint:Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Learning, c2011.
Description:xi, 211 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Medical literature -- Research -- Methodology.
Matrix method (Indexing)
Medicine -- Abstracting and indexing.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Medicine.
Review Literature as Topic.
Writing.
Abstracting and Indexing as Topic.
Information Storage and Retrieval.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Medicine.
Matrix method (Indexing)
Medicine -- Abstracting and indexing.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8058367
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ISBN:9780763771867
0763771864
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. Fundamentals of a Literature Review
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Review of the Literature
  • Well Beyond Index Cards
  • To Own the Literature
  • Research Synthesis: Historical Perspective
  • The Matrix Method: Definition and Overview
  • Review Matrix: A Versatile Tool
  • Overview of Chapters and Appendices
  • References to Websites
  • Caroline's Quest: Understanding the Process
  • Chapter 2. Basic Concepts
  • Source Materials Defined
  • Different Kinds of Source Materials
  • Anatomy of a Scientific Paper---Finding what you need in a Typical Research Paper
  • Guidelines for a Methodological Review of the Literature
  • Caroline's Quest: Learning the Concepts
  • Part II. The Matrix Method
  • Chapter 3. Paper Trail: How to Plan and Manage a Search of the Literature
  • What Is a Paper Trail?
  • How to Create a Paper Trail
  • How to Find Source Materials: Creating and Using a Paper Trail
  • Tips on Searching for Source Documents
  • Caroline's Quest: Managing the Search
  • Chapter 4. Documents Folder: How to Select and Organize Documents for Review
  • How to Select the Documents for your Review
  • What Is a Documents Folder?
  • How to Organize a Documents Folder
  • How to Remember where you put the Documents
  • Caroline's Quest: Assembling a Documents Folder
  • Chapter 5. Review Matrix: How to abstract the Research Literature
  • What is a Review Matrix?
  • How to Construct a Review Matrix
  • How to Arrange Documents for use in a Review Matrix
  • How to Choose Column Topics for a Review Matrix
  • How to Abstract Documents in a Review Matrix
  • Fringe Benefits of the Abstracting Process
  • Caroline's Quest: Constructing a Review Matrix
  • Chapter 6. Synthesis: How to use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis
  • What Is a Synthesis?
  • How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis
  • Caroline's Quest: Writing a Synthesis
  • Part III. Applications Using the Matrix Method
  • Chapter 7. A Library of Lit Review Master Folders
  • What Is a Library of Lit Review Master Folders?
  • How to Create a Library of Lit Review Master Folders
  • How to Use a Library of Lit Review Master Folders
  • Making the Most of the Matrix Method
  • Caroline's Quest: Building her Own Library of Lit Review Master Folders
  • Chapter 8. The Matrix Indexing System
  • What Is the Matrix Indexing System?
  • How to Set up a Matrix Indexing System
  • How to Expand the Documents Folder
  • How to Update a Literature Review Efficiently
  • Caroline's Quest: Using the Matrix Indexing System
  • Chapter 9. Matrix Applications by Health Sciences Professionals
  • What are Matrix Applications?
  • How to Use Matrix Applications in a Research Project
  • How to Use Matrix Applications in a Meta-Analysis
  • How to Use Matrix Applications in Practice Guidelines
  • How to Use Matrix Applications in Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Caroline's Quest: Matrix Applications in a Nonscientific Setting
  • Appendix A. Useful Resources for Literature Reviews
  • Appendix B. Structure of Computer Folders for the Matrix Method
  • Index
  • About the Author