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List of Synonym Rings, Structured According to PICOS (population, intervention, control, outcomes, study design)
Published studies on Pearl Harvesting
Articles on Pearl Harvesting Searching
The following are published articles on the Pearl Harvesting Information Retrieval Framework
Sandieson, R.W., & McIsaac, S. M. (2013). Navigating the informationmaze of giftedness using the Pearl Harvesting Information Retrieval Methodological Framework. Talent Development and Excellence 5(2), 101-112.
Sandieson, R.W., Kirkpatrick, L.C., Sandieson, R.M., Zimmerman, W. (2010).Harnessing the Power of Research Databases: The Pearl Harvesting Methodological Framework for Information Retrieval. The Journal of Special Education. 44, 161-175.
Sandieson, R. (2006). Pathfinding in the research forest: The Pearl Harvesting methodfor effective information retrieval., Education and Training in DevelopmentalDisabilities, 41(4), 401- 409.
Almanssori, S. (2015). Creating a Comprehensive Search Strategy for Research on Learning Disabilities Using the Pearl Harvesting Information Retrieval Framework. Masters Thesis, University of Western Ontario. available at
untovskaya, M. (2015).Pearl Harvesting Autism. Masters Thesis, University of Western Ontario. Available at
Mortimer, N. (2015). Using a Pearl Harvested Synonym Ring for the Creation of a Digital Index on Giftedness. Masters thesis. University of Western Ontario. available at
Ciara Keenan, Paul Connolly and Clifford Stevenson (2016). Universal Preschool- and School-based Education Programmes for Reducing Ethnic Prejudice and Promoting Respect for Diversity among Children Aged 3-11: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Campbell Collaboration systematic review protocol. Available at (will have to copy and paste the link):
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