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What's an Empirical Article: How to tell and find quality articles

How to tell what's an empirical article

Step 1:  What's an empirical article?

Learn to recognize an empirical article by watching the video.

Step 2:  Judge for yourself

Open the articles by clicking on the letters.  Decide which ones are empirical and the sort of thing you would want to cite.

Step 3:  Quiz yourself

Check your understanding with this one question quiz.

Finding empirical studies

Watch the video to see how easy it is to find empirical articles using PsycINFO.  Other databases may have ways to limit your search results.  Talk to a librarian.

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Marilee Birchfield

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Marilee Birchfield

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Thomas Cooper Library