This guide contains information to assist students in planning the literature review portion of their research protocols.
When developing your topic, it's highly recommended you do a preliminary search to learn more about it before trying to find research articles. This can help you narrow it down, collect additional terms or concepts you might search with, and get a good overview so you can provide context for your research.
It's okay to search in Google or Wikipedia for general background information. Textbooks and reference books can also be useful resources.
Consider the following aspects of your research topic. It usually helps if you can explain your topic by asking a question or describing it in a single sentence.
C- Comparison (if available)
PICO is not appropriate for every topic.