Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(7), pp. 1629 - 1643
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040715
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Research Map of Research Priorities in HE Studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


A. M. AlSumih *
King Saud Chair for Higher Education Studies, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, KSA

ABSTRACT

This study presents a research map for the key research priorities of higher education (HE) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study diagnoses and analyzes the research reality in HE studies in KSA in terms of strength points and improvement opportunities. It also explores the research map fields of current and prospective research priorities in HE in KSA. Moreover, it applies a descriptive and forward-looking approach. "Delphi technique" to determine the research priorities of HE studies and foresee them at present and in the future in KSA. The study population was composed of 83 HE experts. The current study has reached several conclusions, most importantly: The experts strongly agreed on the research reality in KSA HE studies in terms of points of strength; the average of all points of strength was (2.3) out of (3). The experts strongly agreed on the research reality in KSA HE studies in terms of development opportunities; the average of all points of strength was (2.65) out of (3). The experts strongly agreed on 216 priorities in 13 HE study fields, thus forming a map of research priorities for current and upcoming HE studies in KSA.

KEYWORDS
Research Map, Research Priorities, HE in KSA

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] A. M. AlSumih , "Research Map of Research Priorities in HE Studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 1629 - 1643, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040715.

(b). APA Format:
A. M. AlSumih (2016). Research Map of Research Priorities in HE Studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(7), 1629 - 1643. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040715.