What is an empirical article?
An empirical article reports on research conducted by the author or authors. The research can be based on observations or experiments.
What types of research make an article empirical?
An empirical article may report a study that used quantitative research methods, which generate numerical data and seek to establish causal relationships between two or more variables. They may also report on a study that uses qualitative research methods, which objectively and critically analyze behaviors, beliefs, feelings, or values with few or no numerical data available for analysis
How can I tell if an article is empirical?
How can I search for these articles?
There is no quick way to limit your searches only to articles that review empirical studies (or to empirical studies themselves). You will have to do keyword searches, then review article abstracts in order to determine the nature of each.
Empirical research reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation. Empirical research articles are primary sources.
An empirical research article typically includes the following sections:
The following methodologies are examples of empirical research and therefore, primary sources:
Empirical research articles can be accessed by searching the library databases, such as EBSCOhost, and ProQuest.