In this case, is it acceptable to cite a reputable blog or website, as well as some personal experience?

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    No. If there is no study that answers the question, the only possible answer is "There is not (yet) an answer." – Flimzy Apr 21 '16 at 0:37
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    @Flimzy seems like an answer to me. – fi12 Apr 21 '16 at 0:37

An answer saying "I tried using [academic paper search engine X] using terms A and B only came up with paper C which was talking about D and paper E talking about F" would be a good way of indicating that there may not be papers answering the question.

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