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“ A man will turn over half a library to make one book”
~ Samuel Johnson
Your literature search
Where did you look?
What kind of search terms (search strategy) did you use?
How satisfied were you with the number of results?
How satisfied were you with the quality of your results?
Unknown unknowns “ There are known knowns . These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns . That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns . These are things we do not know we don’t know.”
Step 1: Triage search results
Apply initial evaluation criteria:
Date or currency
Keywords in title/abstract
Other … ?
Decide – keep or discard?
Step 2: Skim and scan
Not possible to read everything
To decide a paper is worth fully reading :
Skim abstract and introduction
Look at figures and tables
Step 3: Keep a critical distance
Be ruthless: ask “what’s in it for me?”
Tag each paper with keywords that reflect the relevance it has for you