Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2023     Views: 11806

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:

If you are interested in learning more about experimental methods, visit the SAGE Research Methods tool. Try searching for:

  • experiment
  • experimental groups
  • control group
  • randomised control trials
  • randomized control

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