Once you are in CINAHL & MEDLINE Simultaneous Search, you will see a search screen with multiple search boxes. We need to set up our search:
- We will use the keyword chi square to find articles that use that methodology.
- We will also use keywords to describe research that studied three groups or more
- In the first search box, type:
- In the second search box, type:
"three groups" OR "four groups"
Note: The quote marks "glue" this together as an exact word with the hyphen so the database will search for this just as we have typed it. The word OR in between these phrases tells the database we don't care if the articles use either phrase.
- Click Search.
- Look in the article titles and abstracts to determine if the methods used in the article include the chi-square test. You can also look in the Subjects listed for an article.
Note: Articles may use more than one method in their quantitative analysis of data. You can use an article even if it uses other methods along with the chi-square test. For instance, an article may use ANOVA and chi-square test to analyze data.
Try it and test yourself:
How did that work for you? Did you get many results? No results?