Hi rn, I'm glad to answer your question.
The term 'empirical' according to the American Heritage Dictionary of
English has several definitions.
1. Relying on or derived from observation or experiment;
1b. Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment;
2. Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in
As you may have noticed, definition 2 seems highly applicable to your
subject at hand. Empirical Research in medicine, is that guided by
practical experience, NOT theory.
Empirical research is at the heart of many differing fields of study.
It often defines relationships, demonstrates cause and effect and
sparks our own minds to begin thinking of other possibilities to be
tested and studied.
I was able to find most of my information regarding your request using
the following search methods. I used the phrase- "medical empirical
research" to query google.com and received the following results:
I visited the following two website to form my answer:
Mississippi State University Libraries, Mississippi, United States
Middlesex University, London, England
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