Once you have searched for your topic, choose the Additional Limits icon in the light blue box, below the search box. Scroll down to the Methodology section and choose Empirical Study.
This video illustrates to find peer-reviewed empirical articles in APA PsycInfo.
When reviewing a journal article, look for the following key components which identifies it as an empirical study:
Abstract: a comprehensive summary of the research
Introduction: a presentation of the research problem and related research
Method: a description of the data collection methods
Results: a summary of the findings / outcomes of the research
Discussion: an evaluation and interpretation of the research results
References: a listing of books, articles, etc. cited in the research.