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ERIC Number: EJ1061149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Similar or Different?: A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Research in Political Science and International Relations between the United States of America and the United Kingdom
Blair, Alasdair
Journal of Political Science Education, v11 n2 p174-189 2015
This article focuses on the nature of the writing in 73 articles published in six U.S. and U.K. political science and international relations journals that focus on teaching and learning. A comparative analysis is made of the articles through a review of the characteristics of the authors, the themes researched, the analytical focus, the research method employed, and the degree of theoretical engagement. The evidence highlights the dominance of U.S. authors in the U.S. sample, the underlying focus attached to examining developments at a course level in the United States as opposed to a broader focus in the United Kingdom, the more advanced use of statistical analysis in the United States, and the lack of direct theoretical engagement in both the United States and United Kingdom. The article outlines factors that explain this state of affairs as well as identifying broader trends, including areas of research that were omitted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States