Empirical articles are primary research. An empirical research article reports on the results of a study that uses data derived from observation or some sort of experimentation.
Sample Empirical Articles
Musto, Michela, Cheryl Cooky, and Michael A. Messner. 2017. “‘From Fizzle to Sizzle! ’ Televised Sports News and the Production of Gender-Bland Sexism.” Gender & Society 31(5):573–96.
Thébaud, Sarah, Sabino Kornrich, and Leah Ruppanner. 2019. “Good Housekeeping, Great Expectations: Gender and Housework Norms.” Sociological Methods & Research 004912411985239.
Candipan, Jennifer. 2020. “Choosing Schools in Changing Places: Examining School Enrollment in Gentrifying Neighborhoods.” Sociology of Education 93(3):215–37.
Sample Theoretical Articles
Williams, Alvin J, and Ben Oumlil. “College Student Financial Capability: A Framework for Public Policy, Research and Managerial Action for Financial Exclusion Prevention.” International journal of bank marketing 33, no. 5 (2015): 637–653.
Cardoso, R., & Breda-Vázquez, I. (2007). Social justice as a guide to planning theory and practice: Analyzing the portuguese planning system. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31(2), 384–400. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00729.
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