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SW 522 - Basic Social Work Research

Boolean Operators

 

"domestic violence" OR trauma

 

 

children AND intervention

 

 

therapy NOT pharmacological

 

What are the Main Concepts?

 

Do children who have been exposed to domestic violence have fewer emotional problems when they have participated in group counseling compared with participation in art therapy? 

Brainstorm Alternative Terms

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Children

Domestic Violence Exposure

Interventions

Child

domestic violence

Group Therapy

Youth

family violence

Intervention

Teen

exposure to violence

Treatment

Teenagers

witnessing violence

Therapy

Adolescents

trauma

Art Therapy

Combining Terms

TIPS:

  • Combine synonyms with OR.
  • Combine the different concepts in your search with AND.
  • Use parentheses to make sure concepts are searched together.

children AND intervention AND ("exposure to domestic violence" OR (witness AND "domestic violence"))