How can I find articles on action research versus traditional research?
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020     Views: 88

You can start your research on this topic using the search box on the library's homepage. Enter:

"action research"

"traditional research"

You can search either broadly or with a more narrow focus. For example, adding additional AND statements to the end of this search, will narrow the results to further. You can also narrow by a specific type of research.

For example:

"action research" AND "qualitative research"

"action research" AND "quantitative research"

Advanced Searching

If you would like to limit your search results to include certain keywords found specifically in the title or subject fields, you can use the Advanced Search feature and select where to search for your term. Advanced Search will typically be a link found at the top of the search page or near the search box.

Copy and paste the search below into the search box. The two letters before the search terms (i.e. "SU" or "TI") is a shorthand way of searching specific areas of an article (like subjects or the title) to narrow the search. In the future, you can use the Advanced Search link to select fields that you want to search.

Try the following search in the advanced search in EBSCOhost:

SU "action research"  AND "traditional research"

Use the limiters on the left side of the results page to limit by characteristics like source type (magazines, newspapers, trade journals, etc.), publication date (last five years) and more.

Evaluating Your Results

Keep in mind, not all results will be entirely relevant. You will need to scan the titles and read the descriptions to select the best articles for your topic. For additional information on searching in the University Library, check out the following:


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