Empirical research reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation.
An empirical research article typically includes the following sections:
The following methodologies are examples of empirical research and therefore, primary sources; the methodology is usually included in the detailed record of an article and can be found by clicking on the title of an article in the database.
Note: A "literature review" is not considered empirical research.
Articles on empirical research can be accessed by completing a search in the library databases, such as PsycINFO (see link below).
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