نوع مقاله : علمی- پژوهشی
1 دانشگاه اصفهان
2 استاد دانشگاه اصفهان
عنوان مقاله [English]
The main aim of this study was investigation of the methodological preferences of researchers in the field of educational administration in the three areas of strategy, methods and research techniques and also its direction of the research strategy in the future. Data were gathered from all published articles in the recently three years in the two English language journals (Educational Administration Quarterly and Journal of Educational Administration) and two Iranian journals(Journal of Management and Planning in the Educational Systems and Quarterly Journal of New Approaches in Educational Administration). All of published articles in the referred journals, without sampling, was analyzed methodologically. The results showed that: in the area of strategy. in Iran, 88.81% published articles has quantity strategy, 7.89% qualitative strategy and 3.28% mixed strategy. But, in the West, 32.04% published article has quantity strategy, 54.69% qualitative strategy and 13.25% mixed strategy. In the method area, in Iran, dominate methods are survey and correlation methods. However, dominate methods are derived methods from qualitative strategies in the west. In the area of techniques. in Iran, 85.52% published article was using questionnaire. However, the western researches have more used mixed techniques for gathering data. Finally, Researchers in the field of educational administration have progressive movement towards qualitative strategy and its methodsin the West. Meanwhile, the mixed strategy has acceptance and promising ascending growth in the West too..
Key words: Methodology, Educational Administration, Iran, Wes