What Is an Empirical Study?


An empirical study is a way of gaining knowledge by means of direct observation or experience. It is used to answer empirical questions, which must be precisely defined and answerable with data. Usually, a researcher has a certain theory regarding the topic under investigation.
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An Empirical study is a research that its data is derived by direct observation. The empirical observations from the experiment can be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively. This study helps to answer empirical questions through quantifying the evidence by making sense of the qualitative form.
An empirical study uses physical evidence to arrive at a conclusion of facts rather than using a theoretical chain of events. Theories are proved using empirical studies. You can find more information here: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/01/nuclear_power.html
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