OTMS 67100: Group Research


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Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest)  
Full-Text access to dissertations and theses. 
ProQuest Research Library
Includes education and health journals
A comprehensive database that provides references to some full-text for journal articles, books, and book chapters. Subjects include psychology and psychological aspects of  many related disciplines.

A comprehensive journal index to over 4,600 biomedical journals, with links to some full-text.  This is the Cadillac of all health and research databases. Be sure to use the many helpful limiters such as: gender, age, publication type and clinical queries.
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) indexes nursing and allied health journals back to 1982, with links to some full-text. This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles. Be sure to use the many limiters such as: gender, age, publication type and clinical queries.
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.

CAM on PubMed
Search PubMed's Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) subset.  Select "Subjects" as an "Additional Filter" on the left column. Then select "customize" and then "Complementary Medicine"

EBSCO Search

Search across multiple EBSCO databases:

Search Strategies: Professor Long

Professor Long

Cole, P. (2005). The effects of fine and gross motor occupations on handwriting legibility of first grade students. IC Masters Thesis.

Search Stategies 
Article Quick Search or try within one database such as CINAHL, Medline, or ERIC; Proquest Research Library
1. handwriting or Printscript or penmanship or Calligraphy  or cursive writing
2. child* or second grade* or 2nd grade* or elementary school* or elementary education
Here are a few different search strateies for the fourth search box:
3. Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting 
Here are a few different search strateies for the fourth search box:
4. Valid* or ecological* valid* or instrument valid* or effecive*
4. Evaluat* OR Assess*

Dissertation & Theses:
1. "Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting" -- Limit to Abstract


CINAHL, PsycINFO: Must search one database at a time to get this helpful information

Proquest Research Library

Google Scholar


Search Strategies: Professor Gitlow

Professor Gitlow

Age Friendly Communities: A Library Guide 

1. "age friendly communit*" OR "age friendly cit*" OR "age friendly municipalit*" "age friendly town*" OR "age friendly neighbor*" OR "age friendly metropolitan*" OR "age friendly world" OR "age friendly state" OR "age friendly country"

What types of technology do college students with mental Health problems use to compensate for problems related to their mental health issues

1. Computer* or Laptop* or Internet   or Cell phone* or Mobile phone* or Wireless communication or Mobile device or Electronic device or Facebook or Twitter or Instant messaging or Text messaging or social media or social networking
2. college student* or undergrad* or university student*
3. mental health or Well being or health status or quality of life or Depression or Loneliness  or Stress Adaptation  or Self-Concept

CAM Websites

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Alternative Health News Online
Provides links to alternative and conventional health news.
CAM on MedlinePlus
National Institutes of Health's Web site for consumer health on complementary and alternative medicine.

PubMed's Dietary Supplements
Search PubMed's dieatary supplements subset.

Search Strategies: Professor Bradshaw

Professor Bradshaw

Search Stategies 
Article Quick Search or try within one database such as CINAHL, Medline, or ERIC; Proquest Research Library
1. health science* student* or healthcare student* or health profession* student* or nursing student* or ot student* or occupational therap* student* or medical student* or pharmacolog* student or chiropract* student
2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine OR CAM or alternative therap* or complementary therap* or naturopath* or homoeopath* or chiropract*
3. attitude* or knowledge or use
4. curricul* or elective or credit course* or classroom or student lead investigation or lecture* or higher education or conference*  teleconference or symposium* or convention or meeting* or continuing education or workshop* or training program  or education or teaching material* 


Course Books

Portney, L. G., & Watkins, M. P. (2009). Foundations of clinical research: Applications to practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Kielhofner, G. (2006). Research in occupational therapy: Methods of inquiry for enhancing practice. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis.

American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological  Association.

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Survey Books

Fink, A. (2013). How to conduct surveys : a step-by-step guide. 5th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Sue, V. M, & Ritter, L. A. (2012). Conducting online surveys. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.
Brace, I. (2008). Questionnaire design: how to plan, structure and write survey material for effective market research, second edition. 2nd ed. London: Kogan Page.
Brace, I. (2004). Questionnaire design : how to plan, structure, and write survey material for effective market research. London: Kogan Page.
Iarossi, G. (2005). The power of survey design: a user's guide for managing surveys, interpreting results, and influencing respondents.Washington, DC: World Bank.

Click on the links to find more books in the library on survey design:
Social surveys
Social surveys--Methodology

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