Case Study: An in-depth study of a specific research problem. In Therapeutic Recreation, case studies typically document the treatment of one person or a small group of people.
Example Case Study: Hanley, I. G. (1984). Memory aids in reality orientation: a single case study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 22(6), 709-712. https://doi.org/10.1016/0005-7967(84)90134-7
Large Scale Study: Unlike a case study, a large scale study uses a large sample of subjects. For example, a research study that takes place at 50 clinics across the country would be a large scale study, but a study that takes place at one lab or clinic in isolation would be a case study.
Example Large Scale Study: Su, T. W., Wu, L. L., & Lin, C. P. (2012). The prevalence of dementia and depression in Twaiwanese institutionalized leprosy patients, and the effectiveness evaluation of reminiscence therapy: A longitudinal, single-blind, randomized control study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(2), 187-196.http://bit.ly/2u8Bg0k
Literature Review: A comprehensive survey of the works published in a particular field of study or line of research, usually over a specific period of time, in the form of an in-depth, critical bibliographic essay or annotated list in which attention is drawn to the most significant works.
Systematic Review: A literature review focused on a specific research question, which uses explicit methods to minimize bias in the identification, appraisal, selection, and synthesis of all the high-quality evidence pertinent to the question. Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials are so important to evidence-based medicine that an understanding of them is mandatory for professionals involved in biomedical research and health care delivery.
Example Literature Review: Lazar, A., Thompson, H., & Demiris, G. (2014). A systematic review of the use of technology for reminiscence therapy. Health Education & Behavior, 41(1), 51-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198114537067
Most databases don't have a search limiter to weed out evidence-based practice articles. Here are a few tips that will help you find articles AND to figure out whether or not the articles that you find meet the criteria for your class assignments.
A literature review is a "comprehensive survey in a particular field of study or line of research, usually over a specific period of time, in the form of an in-depth, critical bibliographic essay or annotated list in which attention is drawn to most significant works.
From: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science by Joan M. Ritz.
Peer Review (in academic publishing): If an article is peer-reviewed, it means that it has been reviewed by an expert in that discipline and checked for accuracy and validity, and follows best practices in that field.