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An analysis of research articles in the journal of Modern English Education over the past 20 years

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2020, 21(4), pp.75-83
  • DOI : 10.18095/meeso.2020.21.4.75
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching
  • Received : September 4, 2020
  • Accepted : November 15, 2020
  • Published : November 30, 2020

YOUNG JOO BANG 1

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the trends of research articles in journal of Modern English Education during the period 2000-2019 in commemoration with the 20th anniversary of the foundation. The study analyzed a total of 657 research papers written by 891 scholars. Individual articles were analyzed in the aspects of the characteristics of research (article production, language, and type of author), research topics, research subjects, and research methodologies. Based on the findings, it is recognized that studies have made remarkable progress in quantity and quality during the period. In particular, it is notable that research topics and methodology have been diversified and expanded. The findings showed that in terms of research topics, the articles on teaching/learning and acquisition were the most examined and the highest percentage of research topics involved the four language skills. As for research subjects, college students ranked first. Finally, in terms of methodology, quantitative studies were conducted more frequently than other ones. On the basis of the analysis, future directions for the journal, Modern English Education, are discussed. The study suggests that further investigation into the development and trends of studies conducted in other journals is warranted and provides useful insight for future researchers.

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