Empirical Research

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What is an empirical research study?

PowerPoint presentation on identifying characteristics of empirical research from the University of New Haven libraries.

What does empirical research mean?

The Criminal Justice Dictionary provides these definitions:

Empirical Research: Investigation or inquiry which is based on empirical facts. (pg. 71)

Empirical: Based upon facts gathered from observation, experience or experiment. (pg. 71)

Citation: Beckman, Erik. The Criminal Justice Dictionary. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, Inc. 1983.

Searching Databases for Empirical Research

Empirical research articles are published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. These journals are easily found using databases that are specific to Criminal Justice or Psychology. Below are some of the most commonly used Criminal Justice Databases and hints for limiting your search to empirical research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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