HPEG 61400: Research Methods in Health and Physical Education

Defining Your Research Question

Determine and define the clinical problem
·       Frame this in a question format as it will help you determine the key concepts: population, intervention and outcome.
Generate a list of keywords using PICO
·       Patient or Population (what is the disorder or disease)
·       Intervention
·       Comparison (if any)
·       Outcome (what you are hoping to assess)

Best Bets

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
A comprehensive source of full-text articles for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 520 journals indexed back to 1985. This is a great tool for all things related to sports and education.
This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.
This is a great tool for finding primary biomedical journal articles with links to some full-text.
Annual Reviews
This full-text database provides review articles of the scholarly literature on a variety of topics. It is indexed in Medline too.
A full-text database of science and medical journals.
ERIC (Ebsco interface)
The premier education database including bibliographic citations, abstracts, and some full-text for journal articles, research and technical reports, conference papers and proceedings, program descriptions, teaching guides, and lesson plans. ERIC also includes evidence based health resources.
The premier pschology database with a lot of health and education research articles. 
Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary source indexes scholarly journals, popular magazines, and current events; there is something for everyone!
Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest)
 Full-Text access to dissertations and theses. There are a lot of great systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the health sciences!


Search Strategies

Medline, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, ERIC, PsycINFO, Academic Search Premier 


Science Direct

Annual Review

Dissertations & Theses

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