Page: 372-391 Author: Gavora, P. Key words: systematic review, journal articles, research articles, quantitative research methodology
The article analyses studies published in the journal Pedagogika in the periods 1995–2000 and 2010–2014 by employing systematic content analysis. The instrument chosen was a code schema drawn up for this purpose and consisting of 17 categories that together create a methodological profile. As far as type of research is concerned, the second period shows a substantial grown in relational research as compared to descriptive research. The repertoire of research changed little, new kinds of method were not adopted, but there was a fall in the frequency of questionnaires and rise in the use of tests. There was a comparative lack of observational methods, although their frequency increased slightly in the later period. The use of multiple methods in individual studies did not increase, and the great majority of studies used only one method and one tool. The research instruments employed by authors only very rarely presented psychometric data. In the second period we see a greater proportion of inferential statistics as compared to the descriptive. We can say that the methodological profile of Pedagogika Journal in the period 2010−2014 is better than it was in the period 1995−2000, and that the trend has been towards improvement.