Answered By: Judith Jablonski Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016 Views: 356
One characteristic of an experiment is the use of a control group. A control group is used "To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard." [Source]
FINDING EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
Here are some search tips that will help you locate experimental research articles in the library's databases:
- You can include keywords in your search statement.
- motor learning AND experiment
- teaching methods AND controlled experiment
- fibromyalgia AND experimental study
- fibromyalgia AND evidence based study
- Some databases let you search by methodology. This is typically found in the DOCUMENT TYPE field.
Here are a few examples. (This is not a complete listing but gives you an idea of what to look for.)
- Applied Science & Technology Source: Under Document Type select Science Experiment.
- CINAHL Complete: Select the Evidence Based Practice or Randomized Controlled Trials options.
- GreenFILE: Under Document Type select Science Experiment
- PsycINFO: See this YouTube video from APA on using the methodology limiter in ProQuest: https://youtu.be/zxrdU5D_jUc
If you are interested in learning more about experiments as as a research method, see the SAGE Research Methods tool. The SRM is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Includes full-text to SAGE book, journal and reference content. Search the following terms:
- experimental groups
- control group
- randomised control trials *
- randomized control *
*The SRM is a UK-based product and uses both British & American spelling.
This FAQ from our LibAnswers Knowledge Base shows how to locate the above databases (and all other databases) in the APUS Library: Where can I find my favorite library database?
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