Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(9), pp. 1468 - 1478
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050904
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Methodological Investigation of the Curriculum Evaluation Theses Completed between the Years 2006-2015 in Turkey

Mecit Aslan 1,*, Mustafa Sağlam 2
1 Department of Educational Sciences, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey
2 Department of Educational Sciences, Anadolu University, Turkey


The aim of this research is to examine postgraduate theses on curriculum evaluation completed between the years 2006-2015 in Turkey in terms of various aspects such as university, year, curriculum which is evaluated, curriculum evaluation model, research method, design, sample type, data collection methods, data analysis technique. In order to determine the theses, a comprehensive review was made through the thesis database of Council of Higher Education (COHE). 306 postgraduate theses were used as data sources. Methodological structure determination form was used as data collection tool in this study. Content analysis, one of qualitative data analysis techniques, was used in the analysis of theses. Frequency and percentage values about the obtained themes were presented. In the study, it was seen that theses on curriculum evaluation were largely studied between 2009-2012, most of them were master thesis, mostly primary school curricula were evaluated, curriculum evaluation models weren't used in the majority of the theses, mostly quantitative research methods and descriptive model was used, mostly survey and interview were used as data collection technique, data was collected from teachers and students in the majority of studies, one variable analyses and correlational analyses were mostly used as data analysis technique. In the light of results achieved, the more use of qualitative and mixed research methods, qualitative and experimental designs, all stakeholders as data sources, advanced statistical methods and the more evaluation of secondary and higher education curricula are recommended.

Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Postgraduate Education, Thesis, Dissertation

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Mecit Aslan , Mustafa Sağlam . "Methodological Investigation of the Curriculum Evaluation Theses Completed between the Years 2006-2015 in Turkey." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.9 (2017) 1468 - 1478. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050904.