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Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n10 p118-125 Oct 2016

Environmental chemistry has been a research subject for master thesis and doctoral dissertations since the end of 1980s. Because of the wide usage of in literature, it is essential to draw a framework about the subject. For this reason, content analysis is conducted to analyze master thesis and doctoral dissertations about Environmental Education, which were published in the last five years, 2011-2015. In this study 69 master thesis and 18 doctoral dissertations were analyzed regarding; "publication date, total page number, academic title of the advisors, gender of authors, research type, research model, sampling method, sample size, grade level of sample and analysis method". Result of the study indicates that quantitative methods are preferred in master thesis, on the other hand mixed type methods are preferred in doctoral thesis and also "convenience sampling" was frequently preferred as sampling method and sample size was generally about "301-350 people" because researchers preferred survey model.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Environmental Education, Chemistry, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Graduate Study, Nonparametric Statistics, Regression (Statistics), Research Methodology, Student Research, Mixed Methods Research, Preferences, Sample Size, Multivariate Analysis

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Author: Yavuz, Soner

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