Search Strategies Quiz

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Quiz by jayne.germer, updated more than 1 year ago
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Quiz your understanding of how Boolean operators, nesting terms and truncation work in constructing a search strategy.

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Question 1

Question
Which of these search entries would yield the best results for: CONCEPT 1: parent involvement or parent participation or family participation CONCEPT 2: grades or test scores or academic achievement CONCEPT 3: elementary school or elementary education
Answer
  • (parent involvement or parent participation or family participation) and (grades or test scores or academic achievement) and (elementary school or elementary education)
  • (parent involvement or parent participation or family participation) or (grades or test scores or academic achievement) or (elementary school or elementary education)
  • (parent involvement or parent participation or family participation) or (grades or test scores or academic achievement) and (elementary school or elementary education)

Question 2

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Which is the best search entry for these concepts: CONCEPT 1: technology CONCEPT 2: ESL or second language learning or bilingual education
Answer
  • technology or (ESL or second language learning or bilingual education)
  • technology and ESL or second language learning or bilingual education
  • (ESL or second language learning or bilingual education) and technology
  • The sequence of keywords or concepts is not important as long as you correctly use "and", "or" and parentheses.

Question 3

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Which search entry is correct for these concepts: CONCEPT 1: gender or sex CONCEPT 2: learning disabilities or dyslexia or attention deficit disorder
Answer
  • gender or sex and (learning disabilities or dyslexia or attention deficit disorder)
  • (learning disabilities or dyslexia or attention deficit disorder) and (gender or sex)
  • (learning disabilities or dyslexia or attention deficit disorder) or (gender or sex)

Question 4

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Which search entry is correct for these concepts: CONCEPT 1: play CONCEPT 2: develop* CONCEPT 3: child*
Answer
  • (play or develop*) and child*
  • (play and develop*) or child*
  • play and develop* and child*

Question 5

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Which search entry would be best for these concepts: CONCEPT 1: homework CONCEPT 2: learning CONCEPT 3: elementary school or elementary education
Answer
  • elementary school or elementary education and (homework or learning)
  • learning and (elementary school or elementary education) and homework
  • homework and learning and elementary school or elementary education

Question 6

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Choose the search entry that is best for these concepts: CONCEPT 1: charter schools CONCEPT 2: performance or quality or effectiveness
Answer
  • charter schools or performance or quality or effectiveness
  • charter schools or (performance or quality or effectiveness)
  • (performance or quality or effectiveness) and charter schools

Question 7

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Which search entry is the most effective for these concepts: CONCEPT 1: mainstream* or inclus* CONCEPT 2: autism
Answer
  • autism and (mainstream* or inclus*)
  • (mainstream* or inclus*) or autism
  • autism and mainstream* or inclus*

Question 8

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Which words will be found if your search entry was: (colleg* or university) and drink*
Answer
  • college, colleges, collages, collegiate, university, drink, drinking, drinkers
  • college, colleges, collegiate, university, universities, drink, drinking, drunk
  • college, colleges, collegiate, university, drink, drinking, drinkers

Question 9

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Which would be the most effective way to truncate the term "education" to get the best variations?
Answer
  • educat*
  • ed*
  • educati*
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