EDSC: Empirical and Review Articles

Welcome to the research guide for EDSC 501. The aim of this guide is to provide you with resources for developing an annotated bibliography on your topic.

Article Exercise

An empirical article is a research article that reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation.

A scholarly literature review article summarizes and critically evaluates academic articles and other scholarly works on a topic.  It does not contain original research.

Click on the links below to determine if the sample articles present empirical studies or review the literature. 


Empirical article



Zbiek, R. M., & Larson, M. R. (2015). Teaching strategies to improve algebra learning. Mathematics Teacher, 108(9), 696-699.



Is it peer-reviewed?