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Can I limit article results by methodology? What do the different methodologies mean?
Some databases allow you to limit your search results by methodology. This can be a very helpful because it allows you to find only those studies that are, say, empirical, or quantitative, or qualitative, or secondary sources such as literature reviews or meta-analyses. What those terms like empirical, quantitative, qualitative or meta-analyses mean can vary by the discipline in which they are used? Please see below for general definitions. Databases with methodology limiters include the following:
See the "Methodology" limiter: