Trends in Distance Education: A Content Analysis of Masterís Thesis



The present study aimed at presenting the results of content analysis on Masterís Theses carried out in the field of distance education at higher education level in Turkey between 1986 and 2015. A total of 285 Masterís Theses were examined to determine the key words, academic disciplines, research areas, theoretical frameworks, research designs and models, statistical analyses, data collection tools, participants, instructional design models, variables/research focus and related institutions. Therefore, the study is considered to be important since it tried to reveal the research trends of distance education in Turkey and to determine the related research trends.