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ERIC Number: EJ1165167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
The Methodological Underdog: A Review of Quantitative Research in the Key Adult Education Journals
Boeren, Ellen
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v68 n1 p63-79 Feb 2018
An examination of articles published in leading adult education journals demonstrates that qualitative research dominates. To better understand this situation, a review of journal articles reporting on quantitative research has been undertaken by the author of this article. Differences in methodological strengths and weaknesses between quantitative and qualitative research are discussed, followed by a data mining exercise on 1,089 journal articles published in "Adult Education Quarterly, Studies in Continuing Education," and "International Journal of Lifelong Learning." A categorization of quantitative adult education research is presented, as well as a critical discussion on why quantitative adult education does not seem to be widespread in the key adult education journals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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