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NURS 200W: Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

This guide is for students enrolled in NURS 200W at Behrend.

Searching for Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

Basic Search for Qualitative Studies in CINAHLScreenshot of search in CINAHL database. showing search boxes






Basic Search for Quantitative Studies in CINAHL

Screenshot of search in CINAHL showing search boxes







Consider additional words to your search such as: ethnograph*, phenomenol*,  grounded theor*, purposive sample, hermeneutic*, heuristic*, semiotics, lived experience*, narrative*, life experiences, cluster sample, observational method*, content analysis, field stud*, theoretical sample, discourse analysis, focus group*, interview, ethnomethodolog*

Table with characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research.