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Record how you search, not just what you find: Thoughtfully constructed search terms greatly enhance the reliability of digital research

Beals, M. H (2013) Record how you search, not just what you find: Thoughtfully constructed search terms greatly enhance the reliability of digital research. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (10 Jun 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The way in which digital search results are determined and displayed are continually changing and a lack of a defined approach can have significant repercussions on research. M. H. Beals recommends employing the Boolean search method because of the flexibility it provides in adjusting and recording search parameters. By creating a permanent record of how you obtained your search results, you can ensure that your methodology is consistent.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72105

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