SWRK 533

Resources for SWRK 533: Evaluation and Research: Quantitative & Qualitative Methods

Article Databases

PsycINFO Searching for Behaviors

Search for keyword(s) and phrases for your behavior in the first search box. Use "or" between alternative words, for example:

road rage or aggressive driving

Find causes: to find articles that discuss possible causes or related factors, in a separate search box, add:

etiology or caus*

Etiology means the study of causes. The *, or wildcard, will find different word endings: causes, causal, causality.

Limit to Peer Reviewed: be sure to check the Peer Reviewed box, located after the search boxes:


Find treatments for the cause: if you're having trouble finding articles that discuss interventions, in a separate search box add words for this concept, for example:

intervention or treatment or therapy

psycinfo search screen

ProQuest & PsycINFO Basics

Note: This video demonstrates a search using the ProQuest database ERIC, but the search functions are the same in PsycINFO and other ProQuest databases:

Using the Thesaurus in PsycINFO

This video demonstrates how (and why) to use the thesaurus tool to find subject terms to improve your searching of PsycINFO.

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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