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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method provides students and practitioners with a concrete understanding of scientific literature by instilling the essential skills needed to evaluate article findings. A multi-part case study, along with visual examples, is woven throughout the text so the reader can relate to the information by seeing it applied to a real-life research scenario. The Second Edition contains increased information on Internet research.
Table of Contents
|Fundamentals of a Literature Review||p. 1|
|Review of the Literature||p. 4|
|Beyond Index Cards||p. 4|
|To Own the Literature||p. 6|
|Research Synthesis: Historical Perspective||p. 7|
|The Matrix Method: Definition and Overview||p. 16|
|Review Matrix: A Versatile Tool||p. 18|
|Overview of Chapters and Appendix||p. 19|
|References to Websites||p. 22|
|Caroline's Quest: Understanding the Process||p. 23|
|Basic Concepts||p. 29|
|Source Materials Defined||p. 30|
|Different Kinds of Source Materials||p. 30|
|Anatomy of a Scientific Paper-Finding Out What You Need in a Typical Research Paper||p. 37|
|Guidelines for a Methodological Review of the Literature||p. 42|
|Caroline's Quest: Learning the Concepts||p. 57|
|The Matrix Method||p. 61|
|Paper Trail: How to Plan and Manage a Search of the Literature||p. 63|
|What Is a Paper Trail?||p. 64|
|How to Create a Paper Trail||p. 64|
|How to Find Source Materials: Creating and Using a Paper Trail||p. 67|
|Tips on Searching for Source Documents||p. 84|
|Caroline's Quest: Managing the Search||p. 88|
|Documents Section: How to Select and Organize Documents for Review||p. 99|
|How to Select the Right Documents for Your Review||p. 100|
|What Is a Documents Section?||p. 101|
|How to Organize a Documents Section||p. 102|
|How to Remember Where You Put the Documents||p. 103|
|Caroline's Quest: Assembling a Documents Section||p. 105|
|Review Matrix: How to Abstract the Research Literature||p. 107|
|What Is a Review Matrix?||p. 108|
|How to Construct a Review Matrix||p. 109|
|How to Arrange Documents for Use in a Review Matrix||p. 110|
|How to Choose Column Topics for a Review Matrix||p. 110|
|How to Abstract Documents in a Review Matrix||p. 114|
|Fringe Benefits of the Abstracting Process||p. 120|
|Caroline's Quest: Constructing a Review Matrix||p. 123|
|Synthesis: How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis||p. 129|
|What Is a Synthesis?||p. 130|
|How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis||p. 131|
|Caroline's Quest: Writing a Synthesis||p. 137|
|Applications Using the Matrix Method||p. 141|
|A Library of Lit Review Books||p. 143|
|What Is a Library of Lit Review Books?||p. 144|
|How to Create a Library of Lit Review Books||p. 144|
|How to Use a Library of Lit Review Books||p. 145|
|Caroline's Quest: Building a Library of Lit Review Books||p. 147|
|The Matrix Indexing System||p. 149|
|What Is the Matrix Indexing System?||p. 150|
|How to Set Up a Matrix Indexing System||p. 150|
|How to Update a Literature Review Efficiently||p. 158|
|Caroline's Quest: Using the Matrix Indexing System||p. 160|
|Matrix Applications by Health Sciences Professionals||p. 163|
|What Are Matrix Applications?||p. 164|
|How to Use Matrix Applications in a Research Project||p. 165|
|How to Use Matrix Applications in a Meta-Analysis||p. 167|
|How to Use Matrix Applications in Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines||p. 168|
|How to Use Matrix Applications in Evidence-Based Medicine||p. 170|
|Caroline's Quest: Matrix Applications in a Nonscientific Setting||p. 173|
|Useful Resources for Literature Reviews||p. 181|
|About the Author||p. 199|
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