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ERIC Number: EJ895823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Analysis of the Methods and Research Topics in a Sample of the Brazilian Distance Education Publications, 1992 to 2007
de Oliveira Neto, Jose Dutra; dos Santos, Elaine Maria
American Journal of Distance Education, v24 n3 p119-134 2010
The objective of this study was to identify the methodological approaches employed in a sample of Brazilian distance education scientific literature and compare with similar publications in the United States. Brazilian sample articles (N = 983) published in several journals and meetings were compared with a sample of articles published in "The American Journal of Distance Education" ("AJDE") from 1987 to 2006. A categorization system based on Gall, Gall, and Borg (2006) and Lee, Driscoll, and Nelson (2007) was used. The methodological approach employed in the Brazilian sample was predominantly qualitative, and this feature remained largely unchanged over the past seven years. The predominant research method continues to be exploratory, followed by case studies. Of note, the most frequent research topic in "AJDE" articles was evaluation, contrasting with the predominant topic of management in Brazilian publications. (Contains 3 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; United States