A content analysis of qualitative research in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education from 1998 to 2008

Michael A. Hemphill, K. Andrew R. Richards, Thomas J. Templin, Bonnie Tjeerdsma Blankenship

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Abstract

Previous reviews of research have documented the increasing use of qualitative inquiry in physical education. In this research note, the authors present a content analysis of qualitative research articles published between 1998 and 2008 in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE). A total of 110 empirical articles were published that included a qualitative component, 38.2% of those used mixed methods. Results include analyses of types of qualitative research, research focus, theoretical frameworks, data collection techniques, trustworthiness techniques, and participants. The Research Authorship Score revealed that qualitative research tends to rely on teams of researchers in the conduct of studies. By extending previous work, this study reveals that qualitative research continues to play a significant role in research on physical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-287
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Teaching in Physical Education
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Meta-synthesis
  • Publication trends
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Education

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