Empirical research articles are scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles that are based on data collected during the authors' real-life experiments or observations. They are primary research documents that contain either qualitative or quantitative research methods:
Several factors can help you decide whether or not an article is empirical:
College of Southern Maryland. CSM Library. (2018, Jan. 19). Empirical research article. Retrieved July 15, 2019, from https://libguides.csmd.edu/empirical_research
Pan, M. L. (2016). Preparing literature reviews: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (5th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Penn State University Libraries. (2019, May 9). Empirical research in the social sciences and education. Retrieved July 15, 2019, from https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/emp
University of La Verne. Wilson Library. (2018, June 26). Identify empirical research articles. Retrieved July 15, 2019, from https://laverne.libguides.com/empirical-articles
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Rao, M., Amran, F., & Aqilla, N. (2019). Evaluation of a rapid kit for detection of IgM against Leptospira in human. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5763595
Zhang, M., Differding, M. K., Benjamin-Neelon, S. E., Østbye, T., Hoyo, C., & Mueller, N. T. (2019). Association of prenatal antibiotics with measures of infant adiposity and the gut microbiome. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 18(18), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12941-019-0318-9