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3. Research question: What is the relation between prayer and physical health? Using ERIC, identify the two most relevant articles.
Here is one possible sequence of steps:
1. Generate a list of possible search terms: prayer, health, physical health, healing, etc.
2. Try “prayer AND health.” (Note: This search that was performed in 2003 returned the following relevant articles. Your search may find different articles.)
Bearon, Lucille B.; Koenig, Harold G.. Religious Cognitions and Use of Prayer in Health and Illness. Gerontologist; v30 n2 p249-53 Apr 1990.
Conway, Katherine. Coping with the Stress of Medical Problems among Black and White Elderly. International Journal of Aging and Human Development; v21 n1 p39-48 1985-86.
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