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Secondary Education: Empirical and Review Articles

Welcome to the research guide for EDSC.

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?