Year 2018, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 58 - 77 2018-06-28

Content Analysis of Abstracts on ELT Research Available in Turkish JournalPark Academic Platform

Kürşat CESUR [1] , Muhammed KÖK [2] , Çığır AYDIN [3]

This study investigates the tendency in research on ELT via content analysis of the abstracts of publications available in Turkish JournalPark Academic (DergiPark Akademik) platform which is a national journal management and publication system that is home to more than 2000 journals and over 326000 articles. Qualitative research method was carried out. The input for the search query that constituted the data for this study was “English Language Teaching”. The resulting 234 articles’ abstracts were examined using an “Article Information Rubric”. The data analysis procedure was carried out by examining each section such as availability of abstract, not stated in abstract, distribution of themes, availability of samples, distribution of sample, availability of sampling, distribution type of sampling, etc. for each abstract. The findings revealed that data analysis (f=125), type of sampling (f=110), research design (f=108) were mostly found to be not stated in abstracts. Moreover, ELT researchers studied mostly teacher education, curriculum and teaching materials, and language teaching. Undergraduates (f=130) were the most frequent sample. Purposive (f=79) and random (f=23) sampling types were found to be the most utilized types. The implications and suggestions drawn based on the findings of the study are presented in the conclusion part. 

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Primary Language en
Journal Section Research Article

Orcid: 0000-0001-5091-9793
Author: Kürşat CESUR (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-7529-8679
Author: Muhammed KÖK
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-1624-1493
Author: Çığır AYDIN
Country: Turkey


Application Date : November 28, 2018
Acceptance Date : December 26, 2018
Publication Date : June 28, 2018

APA Cesur, K , Kök, M , Aydın, Ç . (2018). Content Analysis of Abstracts on ELT Research Available in Turkish JournalPark Academic Platform . ELT Research Journal , 7 (2) , 58-77 . Retrieved from