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Literature Search Literature Search Presentation Transcript

  • From Hypothesis… to Literature Searching Created by: Jennifer Darragh Reference Librarian for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Your exact hypothesis: Population, independent variable, dependent variable Existing Research Literature: Population and independent variable; Population and dependent variable; Independent variable and dependent variable Background Information: About your population About your independent variable About your methods HOW TO APPROACH A LITERATURE SEARCH
  • Hypothesis and Variables
    • Hypothesis
    • Underage binge drinking during the first year of college leads to lower grades and poorer health .
    • Population
    • Independent Variable
    • Dependent Variables
  • Your exact hypothesis: Underage binge drinking during the first year of college leads to lower grades and poorer health. Existing Research Literature: College students (or college freshmen) and underage drinking ; College students (or college freshmen) and binge drinking ; College students (or college freshmen) and health ; College students (or college freshmen) and grades : Binge drinking and health ; Binge drinking and grades ; Background Information: About college students and college freshmen About binge drinking About health and grades About your methods HOW TO APPROACH A LITERATURE SEARCH
  • Find and Use Related Terms or Synonyms
    • College students
    • Underage Drinking
    • Health
    • Low Grades
    • College freshmen, freshmen
    • Binge drinking, alcohol use, alcohol abuse
    • Physical health, mental health
    • Grades, academic performance, academic achievement