ERIC Number: ED459475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
A Decade of Literacy Research in the "Journal of Experimental Education."
Knudson, Ruth E.; Theurer, Joan Leikam; Onofrey, Karen A.
This study examined various trends that exist among the 246 refereed articles published in the "Journal of Experimental Education" between 1990 and 1999. The study's results showed that 39 (16%) of the Journal articles published during this 9-year span focused on literacy. Information was categorized for each article with respect to authors' gender, multiple versus single authorship, study design, use of statistics, age of subjects, number of subjects, and kind of research. There was no significant trend by year for the number of articles published by men, women, or male/female co-authors. There was also no significant trend by year for design of study, statistics used, or number of subjects in the study. However, far more of the single-authored articles were written by men than by women and sole-authored articles virtually disappeared after 1996. The majority of the studies analyzed were correlational or experimental by design. Statistics used were primarily ANOVA, with some use of correlational analyses and MANOVA. Most of the studies focused on elementary school or college students. There were more large-scale studies in the last one-third of the decade than in the first two-thirds and all of the studies were basic, not applied. (Contains 42 references and 5 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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