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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2017, Vol. 13(2) 60-73

Teachers’ Views about Educational Research: A Qualitative Study

Gökhan Baş & Zafer Savaş Kıvılcım

pp. 60 - 73   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2017.013

Published online: June 01, 2017  |   Number of Views: 255  |  Number of Download: 325


Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to examine the views of teachers’ about educational research. The present research is designed as a qualitative case study. The group of this study is consisted of teachers (n = 27), working in primary, middle, and high schools in the province of Niğde in Turkey. An extensive literature review was made on educational research and some scales in this regard were examined in detail in order to prepare the research questions in the study. At the end of this extensive literature review, a semi-structured interview form for the study was prepared. For data collection, teachers were visited in their schools by the researchers and asked to participate in the study. The teachers in the study group were interviewed directly by face-to-face in their schools in the autumn semester. The data obtained in the study were analysed by using “descriptive analysis technique”. According to findings obtained in the study, totally four themes were acquired as a result of the descriptive analysis technique. The obtained themes were concluded as: need for educational research, importance of educational research, applicability of education research, and contribution of educational research to professional development.

Keywords: Educational Research, Views of Teachers, Qualitative Study


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Bas, G. & Kivilcim, Z.S. (2017). Teachers’ Views about Educational Research: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(2), 60-73.

Harvard
Bas, G. and Kivilcim, Z. (2017). Teachers’ Views about Educational Research: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(2), pp. 60-73.

Chicago 16th edition
Bas, Gokhan and Zafer Savas Kivilcim (2017). "Teachers’ Views about Educational Research: A Qualitative Study". International Journal of Progressive Education 13 (2):60-73.