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ERIC Number: EJ1014080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Educational Technology Research Journals: "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning," 2002-2011
Olsen, Aaron; Spring, Kristian J.; Young, Jay; West, Richard E.
Educational Technology, v53 n4 p43-47 Jul-Aug 2013
In this study, the authors examined the journal "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning" to discover research trends in the articles published during the past decade (2002-2011). They researched and analyzed articles to determine trends in the research methods and types of articles published, as well as the key topics, top authors, and top-cited publications. To identify these trends, they classified articles according to their types (including the methodologies employed); used keywords provided by the journal; tallied authorship frequencies; and identified the Google Scholar and the "Publish or Perish" citation counts. It was found that throughout the past decade, "IRRODL" has shifted focus from publishing more theoretical articles concentrating on ideas and theories within open and distance education to more interpretive and inferential articles. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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