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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 27 May, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Empirical data


core definition

Empirical data  is data that is collected through observation, questioning or experiment, as opposed to being theoretical.


explanatory context

See empirical


analytical review

My Accounting Course (2017) :

Empirical data involves the development of assumptions that pertain to the topic at hand. Analysts collect the relevant, and through empirical research, they observe how these data can prove or disprove their theory. The empirical data can be qualitative or quantitative. 


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

empirical

empiricism

Researching the Real World Section 1.4.5


Sources

My Accounting Course, 2017, 'What is Empirical Evidence?', available at http://www.myaccountingcourse.com/accounting-dictionary/empirical-evidence, accessed 27 May 2017.


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