An empirical research article reports research based on an actual observation or experiment. These articles are typically found in academic or scholarly journals and will normally contain these sections:
The sections may be combined together or go by slightly different names. Given how much content is covered, these articles tend to be long.
If you are uncertain if you have found such an article, consult with your instructor or a librarian.
The Library has set up a special search that is pre-limited to help you find empirical research articles on sociology topics. When you click the link below, you will be taken to ONE Search with a series of limits preset in the left column to narrow the results to these articles. Once there, you should experiment with different search terms in the box at the top of the page.
Although this tool attempts to limit to only sociology empirical research articles, you will still need to look through the article to confirm that it meets the criteria described above.
If you run into issues using this tool, please reach out to the Library for help.