In order to understand, interpret, and analyze the articles you find in library databases, you need at least a basic knowledge of research methods. This LibGuide provides simple definitions and explanations of common research methods concepts, including:
This LibGuide is meant to provide a simple introduction to help you get started. See the "Helpful Resources" page for more in-depth information.
Note: although this LibGuide is designed for health sciences students, the definitions included and resources recommended are useful for anyone interested in learning about research methods.
Questions? Contact the Health Sciences Librarian.