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What is an Empirical Study?
One containing data based on actual observation or experimentation.
How Can I Tell if an Article is Empirical?
Check for these components:
- Charts, graphs, and/or statistical analyses
- More than 5 pages
- Sections: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, References
Where Can I Find Empirically-Based Education Articles?
The most direct route is to search 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.
Denise George Dimsdale
Subjects:*Publishing and Open Access
, Counseling and Psychological Services
, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
, Educational Policy Studies
, Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders
, Kinesiology & Health Education
, Learning Sciences
, Middle & Secondary Education