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Systematic Searching

Self-paced user guide with practical tips for researchers conducting systematic searching

Structuring the Research Question

  • Mind maps are useful to explore, visualize and organise your research topic before starting your preliminary search to findi information
  • PICO or other frameworks could also be useful when refining the research topic
  • Determining the key concepts of your topic will help establish your search terms
  • Using less concepts/ clusters result in broader searchers, more blocks may result in a narrower/ less exhaustive search.
    Mind map example

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