Document Type: Original Article

Author

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies in Higher Education, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the trend of scientific articles in the field of agricultural education. The statistical population of the study consisted of all agricultural education articles published in three scientific journals from the years 2013 to 2017 (N = 198). SPSS and EXCEL software used to analyze the data. The findings showed that the journals upgraded during the studied years, which indicated improvement of the journals. In terms of publication the agricultural education article versus other fields of study, the results indicated that the articles, with the exception of growth in the year 2015, had a decreasing trend. Articles with three authors had the most frequency. According to the findings: The most used software was SPSS, the most used method was quantitative research, the most tool for collecting data was questionnaire, and the most source for gathering data was student. Also, the most relevant subject was quality of education, teaching and learning. Finally, based on the findings, it is recommended that the needs of labor market, industry and society be considered for conducting applied and developmental researches.

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Highlights

  • Quality of education, teaching and learning had the highest percentage of frequency.
  • Quantitative research method had the most percentage of frequency. The mixed method used since 2015.
  • The researcher-made questionnaire had the highest percentage of frequency for data collection.

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