Literature reviews are a good place to start your research. They give an overview of the research that has been done in a specific field, review the most important points of current knowledge on a specific topic, and list seminal articles. Just note that possibly not all topics will be covered in a literature review article.
Below are tips for searching in specific databases, but in all these databases you can also try these techniques:
In the Abstract field of the search box try any of these related terms: quantitative, cohort, valid*, hypothesis, instrument*, method*, reliabilit*.
Note: Sometimes you can quickly identify quantitative information in an article abstract by looking for numerical data expressed as a percentage, ratio, scale, equation, measurement etc.
In the Abstract field of the search box, try any of these related terms: qualitative, survey or surveys, interview*, observation*, narrative*, questionnaire*, focus group*, sample*, scale* etc.
Use boolean operators to make your search the most effective.
AND finds records with all of your terms/keywords and narrows your search.
OR finds records with any of the terms and broadens your search.
Truncation finds records with a term's various endings (ie. nurs* = nurse, nursing, nursed, nurses, nursing's).
Note: Our book catalogue uses $ as the truncation symbol, all other databases use *. If you are uncertain of the truncation symbol in any database, check the Help button and look for "Truncation".