A 10-year content analysis to assess research theme areas in agricultural education: gap analysis of future research priorities in the discipline.

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dc.contributor.advisor Briers , Gary en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dooley , Kim en_US
dc.creator Edgar , Leslie Dawn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :05 :14Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :20Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -16T00 :31 :17Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :20Z
dc.date.created 2007 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2413
dc.description.abstract The field of agricultural education relies on multiple research journals to disseminate findings . This study focused on a 10 -year content analysis of research published in premier journals in agricultural education . The study ascertained primary research themes , types of research conducted , prolifically published authors , frequently cited authors , and frequently cited referenced works , and discussed how the formation and usage of research in agricultural education has changed from 1997 to 2006 . The study sought assistance from agricultural educators to narrow the focus of the study and to ensure study content validity . A conceptual model , based on a thorough review of literature and a focus on the peer discipline areas of agricultural education , guided the study . The study utilized a field study and employed descriptive statistics . Premier agricultural education (AGED ) journals were identified : the Journal of Agricultural Education (93 % ) ; Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education (67 % ) ; Journal of Extension (63 % ) ; North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal (48 % ) ; Journal of Applied Communications (41 % ) ; and Journal of Leadership Education (41 % ) . The study identified primary and secondary research themes , prolific authorship , research methods and types , and frequently cited authors and referenced works in each of the identified premier AGED journals . The research used compiled data , from each of the research journals , to analyze the frequencies and gaps identified in the National Research Agenda [NRA] : Agricultural Education and Communication 2007 -2010 (2007 ) . Agricultural education in domestic and international settings : Extension and outreach was the research priority area noted as the most frequently identified in past research and no gaps were identified in the NRA . To continue to strengthen the agricultural education discipline , research from this study should be used to adjust research priority areas in the NRA and on the regional and state levels . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.title A 10 -year content analysis to assess research theme areas in agricultural education : gap analysis of future research priorities in the discipline . en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US


A 10-year content analysis to assess research theme areas in agricultural education: gap analysis of future research priorities in the discipline.. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2413 .

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