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Q. What is an empirical research article?

Answered By: Pollak Library
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017     Views: 328

An empirical article is an article that appears in a scholarly publication and reports the results of original research.  Original research refers to the gathering and analysis of either quantitative or qualitative data to answer a specific question.

Empirical articles are organized into sections that detail different aspects of the study. Often they will be noted with headings such as: 

Abstract

Introduction

Method

Results

Discussion

References

Click here for information on how to find empirical articles using library databases. 

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