Example: You are proposing that peer tutoring can improve the math performance of middle school students in an urban school. You want to find a school that has implemented a similar peer tutoring program and has shown the program produced enhanced student achievement.
Here is a simplified search string:
"peer tutoring" AND "middle school" AND math AND (assess* OR evaluat*)
To focus a search, particularly when your topic contains multiple search terms
To connect various pieces of information to find exactly what you're looking for
The red triangle in the middle of the Venn diagram below represents the result set for this search. Joining all three terms with AND will produce a smaller result set.
All three circles represent the result set for this search. It is a big set because any of those words are valid using the OR operator.
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