Content analysis for articles published in the field of social studies education

Content analysis for articles


  • Yavuz Sökmen


This study aims to uncover the general trends of studies undertaken in social studies education. To this end, SSCI, SCI-EXPANDED, A&HCI, CPCI-S, CPCI-SSH, and ESCI indexed journals scanned through the Web of Science database,  as a result, 55 articles which are suitable for the research content and published from 2016 to 2019 in the field of social studies with an address in Turkey have been examined via content analysis method. For the analysis of the articles accessed in this context publication classification form was applied. The findings were assessed using statistical methods and illustrated with percentage and frequency values. Content analysis has been performed according to various variables such as author(s), year, purpose, result, research methods, sampling trends, and data collection tools. The results of the content analysis show that the majority of research used the qualitative research method, the number of articles published was the highest in 2019, the most commonly used data collection tool was the interview, the samples included secondary school students at most, and the studies were clustered in a sample range of 31-100 individuals. The results of this study are thought to present a general perspective for researchers interested in the field of social studies