Search strategy

A search strategy is a systematic approach, which ensures that you find the most suitable information for answering your (research)question. Your final search strategy will depend on various different factors, namely the positioning of your question, the source(s) & the objective (e.g. a thesis vs a systematic review).

Below are some tips for students and researchers on how to design a search strategy.

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