Framing your research question

Question frameworks are used to help you turn your research question into the searches you will need for databases and search engines


CLIP – can facilitate the building of a review question looking at service improvement.

Client group
  • Who is the service for?
  • Where is the service run from? (e.g. community centre or hospital)
Improvement or Information or Innovation
  • What do you want to find out about the service?
  • Which service do you want to improve?
  • Who is providing the service?
  • Who will be involved in improving the service?


Reference: Wildridge, V., & Bell, L. (2002). How CLIP became ECLIPSE: A mnemonic to assist in searching for health policy/management information. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 19(2), 113-115. doi: 10.1046/j.1471-1842.2002.00378.x opens in a new window