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- Case study: A case study is often used as the basis for research. A problem or issue is highlighted and this forms the "case". The researchers then uses this "case" as the basis of their research. The conclusions from a case study can then sometimes be used to generalise about the intervention or interventions that could be used to solve the problem
- Clinical trial: A clinical trial is used to compare one intervention against another. For example, if you wished to assess the effectiveness of a drug, you could set up a clinical trial consisting of a group of people who are administered the drug and a group of people who are not. The size of population used in a clinical trial affects the validity of a clinical trial. For example, a large population group that are trialled will provide more conclusive evidence than a small population.
- Journals: Journals are published at regular intervals, either weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly and contain articles which outline current practice or research and allow a forum for researchers to disseminate their research findings.
- Peer review: Peer review is used to assess the quality of a journal article. Experts in the subject field will be asked to review an article and provide comments. They may decide that some amendments need to be made to the article before it is published, or they may decide that the article is not good enough to be published. This ensures that only the best quality articles are included within peer-reviewed articles.
|Referencing using Modern Harvard (RLO)||An introduction to modified Harvard, concentrating on 'traditional' literature (books, journals, etc).|
|NUsearch||NUsearch is the library online catalogue for Nottingham. You can use this to find what books are available in the library but also what journals are held by the library in both print and electronic format. Follow the SFX links to take you to the online version of the journal. Library catalogues at other Universities will perform similar functions and are usually linked to from the University web page.|
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