Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Jan 02, 2020 Views: 5249
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines an experiment as “A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried.”
Here are some search tips that will help you locate experimental research articles in the library's databases:
- You can include keywords in your search statement. For example:
- motor learning AND experiment
- teaching methods AND controlled experiment
- fibromyalgia AND experimental study
- fibromyalgia AND evidence based study
- Some databases let you search by methodology. You'll typically find this option on the advanced search screen.
Here are a few examples:
- Applied Science & Technology Source: Under Document Type, select Science Experiment.
- PsycARTICLES: Under Methodology, you'll find a number of experimental study types listed.
- PubMed: Search for specific publication types, like different kinds of trials.
If you are interested in learning more about experimental methods, visit the SAGE Research Methods tool. Try searching for:
- experimental groups
- control group
- randomised control trials
- randomized control