I need to find empirical research articles in psychology and sociology. Where can I find them?
In most databases you will need to search for articles with empirical research by keyword. However in PsycINFO and PsycArticles, you can limit your search by methodology. In the "Limit your results" section, scroll down to Methodology and select EMPIRICAl STUDY. You can also select specific types of empirical studies, such as follow-up or longitudinal studies.
In SocINDEX you can add it to your search as a subject or descriptor phrase. Search DE "EMPIRICAL research" and your topic. If you find that too limiting, try DE "EMPIRICAL research" or DE “QUALITATIVE research”. For even more results, search for empirical without choosing a field.