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Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013
Bozkurt, Aras · Akgun-Ozbek, Ela · Yilmazel, Sibel · Erdogdu, Erdem · Ucar, Hasan · Guler, Emel · Sezgin, Sezan · Karadeniz, Abdulkadir · Sen-Ersoy, Nazife · Goksel-Canbek, Nil · Dincer, Gokhan Deniz · Ari, Suleyman · Aydin, Cengiz Hakan

Published2015
Type of workJournal Article
JournalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 330-363

ABSTRACT
This study intends to explore the current trends in the field of distance education research during the period of 2009-2013. The trends were identified by an extensive review of seven peer reviewed scholarly journals: The American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE), Distance Education (DE), The European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (EURODL), The Journal of Distance Education (JDE), The Journal of Online Learning and Technology (JOLT), Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (OL) and The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). A total of 861 research articles was reviewed. Mainly content analysis was employed to be able to analyze the current research. Also, a social network analysis (SNA) was used to interpret the interrelationship between keywords indicated in these articles. Themes were developed and the content of the articles in the selected journals were coded according to categories derived from earlier studies. The results were interpreted using descriptive analysis (frequencies) and social network analysis. The reporting of the results were organized into the following categories: research areas, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, variables, methods, models, strategies, data collection and analysis methods, and the participants. The study also identified the most commonly used keywords, and the most frequently cited authors and studies in distance education. The findings obtained in this study may be useful in the exploration of potential research areas and identification of neglected areas in the field of distance education.

Keywords content analysis · distance education issues · distance education trends · research evaluation

LanguageEnglish
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URLhttps://www.academia.edu/11056576/Trends_in_Distance_Education_Research_A_Content_Analysis_of_Journals_2009-2013
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