ERIC Number: ED447795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Papers Published in the AECT Annual Proceedings from 1996 through 2000.
Al-Saleh, Bader A.
This study describes the results of an analysis of the 293 papers published in the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) annual proceedings for the years 1996 through 2000. The primary purposes of this study are to identify the major topics or themes that were investigated in papers published in the proceedings over a 5-year period, and to identify the major research methodologies employed in the research studies of these proceedings. Other secondary purposes are to identify types of papers, subject or target audience addressed, contributing authors, authors' institutional affiliations, and the extent to which international contributions were present. This study used a content analysis methodology. Findings are presented and discussed according to the research questions related to seven characteristics: type of paper, topic, methodology, target audience, contributing author(s), contributing institution(s) and international contributions. Major findings were as follows: research study was the dominant type of paper; computer-mediated communication was the most popular research topic; experimental and qualitative methodologies were the most common research methods used; and college students were the audience most targeted. The Content Analysis Recording Form is appended. (Contains 12 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.