Corpus of Research Articles 2007 (Advanced Search by Discipline)

You can search for one, two or three words in combination, e.g. research (search word/phrase one), case study (search word/phrase two) and method (search word/phrase three). 

  • Span - This function allows you to limit the search in terms of the distance between the search items.  For example, a search for 'study' and 'based on' with a span of 2 means that only instances of the words with up to two intervening words are displayed.  (e.g. ' the study has been based on'.

  • t-score - a t-score can be used to calculate the significance of the association of two words. A t-score of 2.0 or more indicates a significant association. This function only works for two word searches and a span needs to be specified.

  • Sort type - the instances can be sorted alphabetically based on the word immediately to the left or the right of the centred word. If you select 'sort position' then the second or third words are sorted based on their position relative to the centred word.

Enter search word/phrase one    Search word/phrase two 
Search word/phrase three     Span
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