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Empirical Research: Find Empirical Articles

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Locate empirical research by typing the topic's key words or key phrases into the database's search box, then add the word study or studies to your search.

 For example: "social media" AND study OR studies

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If you are having difficulty, other limiting terms that may be helpful include: research, observation, survey, experiment, findings, and subjects or participants. Possible useful search phrases include : longitudinal study or participant group

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research Survey
observation experiment
findings subjects
participants  "longitudinal study" 
"participant group"  
   

In each database, select the box for Peer Reviewed or Scholarly Peer Reviewed Journals to help filter the results to the type of publication that would have empirical research.

Examples of Empirical Research Articles

Marston, S. H., Brunetti, G. J., & Courtney, V. B. (2005). Elementary and high school teachers: birds of a feather? Education, 125(3), 469+.