Researchers in nursing use the PICO(T) [pee-ko] format to identify the elements that compose their research question; this helps to break the topic down into manageable parts to make searching easier. Education researchers might find that this format translates well to their topic.
|P = Patient Population||Study Population (student / teacher, grade, subject, etc.)|
|I = Intervention or area of Interest||Curriculum, teaching technique, support method, etc.|
|C = Comparison or Control group (can be nothing)||This one might not translate|
|O = Outcome||Desired effect|
|(T) = Time frame (e.g. how long does it take for the intervention to reach an outcome?) Not always included||Might not be included|
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