EXSS 37500: Research Methods in Exercise Science

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Defining Your Research Question: PICO

Determine and define the clinical problem
·       Frame this in a question format as it will help you determine the key concepts: population, intervention and outcome.
Generate a list of keywords using PICO
·       Patient or Population (what is the disorder or disease)
·       Intervention
·       Comparison (if any)
·       Outcome (what you are hoping to assess)

Clinical Problem
What is the best therapy or intervention for injuries related to overuse in soccer players?
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Clinical Problem
Does exercise therapy improve bone density in aged women with osteoporosis
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Search Strategies

Example
1. soccer or football
2. injur* or overuse or "over use"
3. therap* or intervention*



Example
1. osteoporosis or bone density or bone loss
2. exercise or resistance training or strength training or weight bearing or weight lifting



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Required Reading

Thomas, J. R., Nelson, J. K., Silverman, S. J. (2011). Research Methods in Physical Activity. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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