SCL3003 Corrective Exercise Prescription and Injury Management: Overview

How can you identify if the article is original research?

An original research article or primary research article is a report of a study written by researchers who carried out the study/research.

Most original research articles will contain the following sections:

  • Abstract (summary of the article)
  • Literature review or Background
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Discussions/Analysis
  • Conclusions

Always read through the abstract of the article before finding the full text.The abstract of an original research article usually contains the summary of the above sections. Below is an example of an abstract in an original research article:

Keywords and search strategies

Keyword search strategies

Apply the following search strategies when conducting a search using Library search or in most Library databases

Search Strategy Example

Boolean logic – using AND, OR and NOT

Sports injury AND prevention

Synonyms – possible synonyms and related words or phrases

cryotherapy OR ice OR cold therapy

Phrase searching - search exact phrases by enclosing the phrase in quotations marks “ ”

"cold therapy"

Truncation – find all forms of a word by using an asterisk *

injur* (will find injury, injuries and injuring)

Wildcard – search for various spelling by using a hash (#)

behavio#r (will find both behavior and behaviour)

Parenthesis – group search  terms together

(sports OR physical activity) AND injur*

What are keywords?

Keywords are words in a question that tell you the approach you should take when answering an assignment question. 

Keywords can include:

Content Words  tell you what the topic area is, help you to focus, think about synonyms. For example, cryotherapy or ice or cold therapy.

Limiting Words  define the topic area further, indicate aspects of the topic area on which to concentrate. For example, cryotherapy in sports injuries.

Task Words tell you what to do; the action(s) you need to perform, for example, compare, describe, summarise, analyse.

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