June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
In this work in progress, we present a scoping literature review (ScLR), conducted to summarize the current literature on the mental health of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students. The aim of this study is to reveal the current trends, theories, and potential gaps in the literature surrounding STEM graduate student mental health.
The scoping literature review is broken into five stages: (1) identify the research questions, (2) identify relevant studies, (3) study selection, (4) charting the data, and (5) collating, summarizing and reporting results. These stages are performed iteratively, allowing for critical reflection at each stage to drive the resulting findings. Grounding this study and each of the five stages are three central inclusion criteria: (1) graduate students, (2) the STEM disciplines, and (3) mental health. These criteria are used to search for existing literature in online databases. Each publication then undergoes a three-stage screening process using DistillerSR, an online systematic literature review platform. Here, the inclusion and exclusion criteria are turned into questions that are used to screen the title, abstract, and full-text to determine eligibility for the study.
We are currently in the second round of the screening process. 2,356 publications were found by searching five databases (EBSCO: CINAHL, EBSCO: PsychInfo, ProQuest: ERIC, PsychInfo, and Scopus). These were narrowed down to 1,437 in the title screening phase, with a projected 750 publications passing the abstract screening phase. When complete, future work will discuss this process being repeated with the addition of a second reviewer, allowing for an increased consensus on the research questions and scope. Additional work will present an analysis of the literature and the synthesis of the results, and present the prominent themes, theories, and potential gaps in literature.
Bork, S. J., & Tuladhar, A., & Mondisa, J. (2019, June), Board 134: Methods for Conducting a Scoping Literature Review on Engineering Graduate Student Mental Health (Work in Progress) Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32242
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