Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 216 - 229 2020-08-01

Bibliometric Analysis of Educational Research Articles Published in the Field of Social Study Education Based on Web of Science Database

Ömer Faruk SÖNMEZ [1]


The aim of this study is to examine scientific articles related to Social Studies education in terms of bibliometric tools. Case study method, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. The range of the relevant bibliometric data from the WoS database produced by Clarivate Analytics covers between 1975 and January 2020. In the study, bibliometric analysis technique was used. In the analyses made, it was revealed that 228 of the 64,338,472 studies registered in the WoS database were studies on Social Studies between the years 1975 and 2020. It was observed that 154 (67.54%) of these records were included in the education / training research category. In the analysis, it was seen that the most common type of publication related to Social Studies education was 154 studies and articles. However, it was determined that approximately 84 of the published articles have been published in the last five years. This rate shows that educational researches related to Social Studies education have increased in recent years. Again in the analyses, it was seen that there are 246 different authors contributing to the field. It was found that a total of 318 different keywords were used in 154 articles and the most effective journal was Theory and Research in Social Education magazine. In addition, it was figured out that researchers from 18 different countries published articles that contributed to the field. In this context, the most active countries are the United States, Turkey and Canada respectively. Turkey's ranking second amongst 24 articles from 18 different countries shows that it is influential in the field.
Social Studies Education, Education of Social Studies, Bibliometrics
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8910-2817
Author: Ömer Faruk SÖNMEZ (Primary Author)
Institution: Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : August 1, 2020

APA Sönmez, Ö . (2020). Bibliometric Analysis of Educational Research Articles Published in the Field of Social Study Education Based on Web of Science Database . Participatory Educational Research , 7 (2) , 216-229 . DOI: 10.17275/per.20.30.7.2