Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(11), pp. 2404 - 2412
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061102
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STEM Education Research: Content Analysis

Devkan Kaleci *, Özge Korkmaz
Department of Computer and Instruction Technology, Faculty of Education, İnönü University, Turkey


People need to be qualified to adapt to innovations caused by the rapid change in information and technology. This would be realized with the integration of technology into education. In order to subsist in the world of science and technology the disciplines with an important role both now and in the future are science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this regard, the number of studies conducted on the improvement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is also increasing day by day. In this study information is given about the studies conducted on STEM and a total of 40 academic studies consisting of articles and papers published in national and international journals are discussed. Within this scope, studies conducted on the subject matter according to the results of the content analysis are investigated. Research approaches, research methods, learning environments, learning outcomes, data collection tools, research samples, STEM subjects of these studies and body of literature are evaluated. Data collected from the studies are analyzed with methods of descriptive statistics. Results are presented as frequencies and percentage tables. As a result of the study it stands out that qualitative researches are preferred more in STEM education studies, experimental studies and surveys are used as research methods and studies are conducted mostly with primary school students. It is considered that this study would be helpful to researchers eager to study on the subject.

STEM, STEM Education, Technology Education, Content Analysis

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Devkan Kaleci , Özge Korkmaz . "STEM Education Research: Content Analysis." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.11 (2018) 2404 - 2412. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061102.