An empirical study reports the findings from a study that uses data derived from an actual experiment or observation.
Key components of an empirical study:
Try searching in the following databases for empirical studies in education:
There are a few strategies you can use to limit your search results to empirical studies within education and related disciplines.
Two of our databases, APA PsycINFO and APA PsycARTICLES offer the option to limit search results to a specific methodology, including empirical studies. The methodology search facet is located on the advanced search page for APA PsycINFO and APA PsycARTICLES near the bottom of the page:
ERIC (ProQuest) doesn't have an easy way to search for empirical studies. You can try adding "empirical" into your search terms or you can try limiting your search results to research reports by completing the following steps:
Another strategy for finding empirical studies is to add different combinations of the following search terms: