In this assignment you will need to locate articles that use a particular type of methodology.
Research articles will discuss the methodology used for the research study. Authors use a variety of methodology terms. Try to search using all of the possible terms an author may have used.
You can find methodology terms:
Even if a researcher is using a well-known research design, they may not use the standard term for it. For example, a Correlation Study Design may simply be referred to using the word "correlational." The tips below can help you find research designs:
In Education Source, search using topic keywords and a methodology keyword. The search below is for articles on teacher quality that show a correlation.
The * on correlation allows the database to search for all forms of the word: correlation, correlational, etc.
Look at the article abstract to see a brief description of the study design. Most abstracts will mention the type of study done and give an overview of the results.
The article abstract below briefly describes the study and uses the term "correlation" when briefly describing the results.
Survey research articles may not always use the full methodology term. They may use more specific terms—such as questionnaire—or leave some of the words out completely. The following advice can help you find the research design you need:
In Education Source, search using topic keywords and a methodology keyword. The search below is for articles on teacher quality that use a longitudinal design.
Look at article abstracts to determine if the study is actually using a longitudinal design. You will typically see the word longitudinal as well as words related to doing a survey: survey, questiontionnaire, interview, etc.