Restricting Peer Reviewed Journal Articles by Methodology
Results from research studies typically include statistics, such as in the background and analysis sections.
Some library databases allow you to restrict results by research methodology.
Some methodologies that could be helpful:
For library databases that don't have a methodology limiter, the abstract, or summary of the study, a researcher provides may include terms such as quantitative or statistical analysis, so it may be helpful to include specific research methods or terms such as statistic* or data in the Abstract field of a library database.
If using Google Scholar, you can apply this same strategy to your keyword search as there aren't additional search fields.
Keep in mind, Google Scholar doesn't have a peer-reviewed limiter, so please investigate whether the article is from a real journal.
Tracking Down Studies from News Sources
Many news sources will often link the study they are reporting about or provide enough information to help you find it.
It is always best to track down the original source as a news report may not provide an accurate or thorough overview of the study.
Always cite the original source.
If you can find the original source for free via an embedded link in the article, great!
If the original source is not embedded as a link, copy and paste the title of the study into Google.
If it's available for free online, great!
If you can find the original source but cannot access it for free online, copy and paste the title of the study without any colons into OneSearch, the library catalog.
If the library has access, OneSearch will direct you to the database that has the article.
If the library does not have access, fill out the ILL form.
Restricting Results by Website Domain
Using Google, try a keyword search using your topic, the word statistics, and the site: operator to help you restrict your results to websites that end with a specific domain, such as .gov for government websites
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