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Social Work 3500: Methods of Social Work Research: Is this an Empirical article?

A survey of research methods applicable to social services.

Is this empirical?

This article is not an empirical article because it does not conduct original research. It reviews other studies that have done original/empirical research.

Is this empirical?

This is indeed an empirical article. The authors conducted original research evidenced in the abstract, "the objective of this study...." It also states the number of people in the study and how it was conducted.