Examination of Scientific Research Motivation and Methodological Paradigms of ICT Oriented Young Education Researchers

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EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.41, no.187, pp.221-237, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 187
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2016.4480
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-237
  • Keywords: Young education researchers, ICT in education, Methodological paradigms, Scientific research motivations, TECHNOLOGY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Methodological paradigms and scientific research motivations of ICT oriented young education researchers was examined in this study. "Scientific Research Motivations and Methodological Paradigms Survey" was used as the data collection tool. 101 young scholars from 8 university completed the survey in 2014-2015 academic year. For the analysis of the collected data, the descriptive statistics of %, f, Sd, N and (X) over bar and the parametric tests of independent-samples t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and path analysis were used. It was determined that young education researchers are intrinsic motivated primarily contribute to human life and scientific curiosity and support quantitative paradigm for their scientific research. It was also revealed that the young education researchers who considered themselves to have a moderate level of technology use had more financial motivation than those who considered themselves to have an advanced level of technology use. It was found that the assistant professors aged 30-39 preferred quantitative paradigm more than 2029 aged research assistants. The results of path analysis demonstrated that among scientific research motivations scientific contribution significantly predicted quantitative (beta=.529, p=.001<.05) and mixed paradigms (beta=.425, p=.028<.05).