Finding Qualitative Research
Formulate your question using:
Population AND Situation
phenomena of Interest
See PICO or PICo from Systematic Reviews Guide Curtin University
Integrative Approaches to Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), UK. Add qualitative as a keyword.
Campbell Collaboration Systematic reviews on the effects of interventions within the areas of education, crime & justice, social welfare & international development
Note: Try adding qualitative or qualitative research as a concept in other databases.
Qualitative research filter for PubMed
PubMed includes saved search strategies (queries) that may help in the identification of literature relavent to health services research, including qualitative research.
- Connect to PubMed
- Under PubMed Tools choose Topic-Specific Queries .
- Choose Health Services Research (HSR) Queries.
- Select category Qualitative Research and choose narrow (usually preferable) or broad scope. [Note: To see what this actually searches, click on filter table.]
- Type topic terms in search box and click Go.
A modification of this strategy is linked below. Click on the strategy to run the search in PubMed, using the KEMH-specific URL. You may then add other concepts to the search
qualitative research [MeSH] OR qualitative[tiab] OR themes[tiab]
Adapted from Duke University