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STEM Education Related Dissertation Abstracts: A Bounded Qualitative Meta-Study
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Journal of Science Education and Technology Volume 21, Number 6, ISSN 1059-0145

Abstract

This article utilizes a bounded qualitative meta-study framework to examine the 101 dissertation abstracts found by searching the ProQuest Dissertation and Theses[TM] digital database for dissertations abstracts from 1990 through 2010 using the search terms education, science, technology, engineer, and STEM/SMET. Professional search librarians established the search criteria used to establish the database. The overarching research question for this study was: What can we learn from the examination of doctoral dissertations abstracts that focus on the STEM education found from 1990 through 2010? The study's findings provide an overview of doctoral research related to STEM education and the discussion section focuses on quality of abstracts, questions regarding the use of the pipeline metaphor, and location of instructional innovation.

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Banning, J. & Folkestad, J.E. (2012). STEM Education Related Dissertation Abstracts: A Bounded Qualitative Meta-Study. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 21(6), 730-741. Retrieved January 29, 2020 from .

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