One containing data based on actual observation or experimentation.
The authors of the study are the people who conducted the study. The article reports on the research that they conducted.
Oftentimes you will see sections labeled methodology, results, and discussion.
The most direct route is to search APA PsycInfo . Select Advanced Search, enter your topic, and then select Empirical Study in the Methodology field.
To search for empirical studies in ERIC, go to Advanced Search, enter your topic in the 1st search box, empirical study in the 2nd box. In the Limiters section: 1) Select Peer-Reviewed. 2) In the Journal or Document field, select Journal. 3) Select Reports-Research from the Publication Type field.