Answer Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 Views: 1015
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. Select Advanced Search and 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. You can also search DE "Empirical Methods" and your topic.
In SocINDEX you can add it to your search as a subject or descriptor phrase. Search DE "EMPIRICAL research" OR DE "QUALITATIVE research" OR DE "QUANTITATIVE research" and your topic. For even more results, simply search for the keyword empirical without choosing a field along with your topic.