Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015     Views: 319

Empirical research applies observation and experience as the main modes of gathering data. Data collected is referred to as empirical evidence (which is then subjected to qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to answer empirical questions).

For more Basic Definitions, click hereSee also this list of basic Terminology for Empirical Studies.

And if you need more help with research methods, check out the Research Methods Information Guide.

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