Empirical refers to pertaining to social data or facts that are based on systematic observation or measurement.

Empirical means a finding based on experience or observation; the basis for experimental science.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Empirical
- Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
- Depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; -- said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies.
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