Q. How can I find journal articles about education that are empirical?


If you use the ERIC database (a large collection of education journal article citations), you can limit your Publication Type to Numerical/Quantitative. The Publication Type list is on the lower right side of the Advanced Search screen. Skim through the list for other options too. There is also a choice for Tests/Questionnaires that might get at qualitative studies.

In OneSearch, consider doing a search like this: education AND (quantitative OR qualitative) AND study

If your topic relates to Psychology, use our PsycInfo database. Click on Advanced Search. Look for Methodology on the bottom right side, then choose Empirical Study.

Note: sometimes instructors want you to find primary research. Ask your instructor for more details, but they may want you to find a journal article which describes a scientific study, including methods and results, performed by the article author or authors.

  • Last Updated Nov 15, 2019
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  • Answered By Jordan Nielsen (Pronouns: They/Them)

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