Now you're getting it!
- By putting words that appear next to each other in stores in quotes, you build search phrases.
- By putting equivalent words inside parentheses, you build up concepts out of language.
- By putting "and" in between words, you tell the search engine that both words must appear in the story.
Now we will look at how to search for stories that convey a certain emotion or perspective on a particular subject.
, type in your subject, in this case:
("women group" "womens group" "self help")
, type the word
, choose the emotion/perspective you wish to search for by selecting any list of words from the list below
and copying it into you search bar after the "and".
The "and" between your two word lists is very important!
Otherwise it will match either your topical words OR the emotional/perspective words.
||Is this story about thanking an organization for their effort?
||("thank you" "to thank" )
||How thoughtful were you in the story you just told?
||(know knew realize understand understood think thought consider ponder wonder remember cogn conceive believe speculate why )
||(but without except however )
||Did the storyteller hope for more than what actually happened?
||(hope aspir promise predict ambition )
||How bad did you feel about the story you told?
||(" no " " not " never noone nobody )
||Did the storyteller ask a question in the story?
||Did the storyteller talk about what could have happened?
||(could would should )
||(maybe perhaps sometimes might almost "more or less" )
||Story shows cause-effect thinking
||(because reason effect " if " )
||(but without except) and (because reason effect) and [cognitive words above]
||(mother father sister brother son daughter grandfather grandmother parent friend lover husband wife relative uncle aunt )
||Associated with truthfulness
||(day time started year morning evening night) and (after before while next around above often )
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