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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

 Hit or Miss Search

Bad Search: educational leadership

The result is relevant, but the search terms are nowhere near each other, which doesn't make this result as relevant as it could be.


 Phrase Searching " "

 

Phrase Search: "educational leadership"

This time our paired keywords appear next to eacher other.

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Boolean Operators

Or

Search: "Leadership" OR "Management" OR "Administration"
Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.


And, +

Search: Leadership AND Educators

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms


Not, -

Search: Leadership AND Educators NOT "Primary School"
Results contain sources containing the terms "Leadership and Educators"  WITHOUT including articles containing mentions of "primary school."

 

Let's try these out.

 

Truncation and Wild Cards

Truncation

Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.

Search:  Lead*
=

Lead
Lead(s)
Lead(er)
Lead(ers)
Lead(ership)
Lead(ing)

At least 6 searches in 1!




 Wildcards

Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.


Search: Wom#n
=
Woman, Women, Womyn, Wom!n, Wom@n

 

 

Sample Search Strategy

Search #Searched forResults+/- Hits
1 leadership 4,399,265
2 leadership AND educator  45,885 -4,353,380
3
leadership AND educator* 
44,380 -1,505
4 leadership AND (educator* OR teacher* OR instructor*)  190,813 +146,433
5
leader* AND (educator* OR teacher* OR instructor*) 
422,064 +231,251
6 (leader* OR manage*) AND (educator* OR teacher* OR instructor*) 957,915 +535,851
7 (leader* OR manage*) AND (educator* OR teacher* OR instructor*) +peer-reviewed 243,150 -714,765
8 (leader* OR manage*) AND (educator* OR teacher* OR instructor*) +peer-reviewed
+Published between 2005-2016
162,599 -80,551
9 (leader* OR manage*) AND (educator* OR teacher* OR instructor*) and (school*) +peer-reviewed +Published between 2005-2016 93,479 -69,120

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