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ERIC Number: EJ863854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1449-5554
The Topic of Instructional Design in Research Journals: A Citation Analysis for the Years 1980-2008
Ozcinar, Zehra
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v25 n4 p559-580 2009
This study examines research publication and trends in instructional design, as found in selected professional journals during the period 1980-2008. Citation analysis was used to investigate documents relating to instructional design, as indexed in the "Web of Science. Instructional design; instruction design; educational design; learning design; teaching design; ID," etc, were the key phrases used for searching the documents, and a total of 758 analysed documents were judged relevant to the field of instructional design. The results of the study were explored according to the journal of publication; document type; year of publication; author; author affiliation; country of publication; most frequently used words and phrases; subject; language; cited by years and "h" index rating. Notable findings include the most frequently used key words and phrases (after "instructional design", these are "cognitive load theory" and "worked examples"); regarding subject area, "education, educational research", and "educational psychology" dominate. With regards to country of origin, 87% of authors came from only 7 countries, with countries in the Far East being poorly represented. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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