Title

Methodological trends in disability and higher education research: Historical analysis of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Lyman Dukes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Date Issued

January 2014

Date Available

July 2016

ISSN

2328-3343

Abstract

In order to assess the status of the research base that informs “what works” for students with disabilities in higher education, it is necessary to conduct an examination of the methodologies used in the literature. The authors of the current study analyzed the methodological trends across the thirty-year lifespan of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, spanning the years 1983 to 2012. Every article published by JPED was coded using an electronic tool comprised of four domains and corresponding subdomains. The authors concluded that data-based studies constitute more than half of all studies published in the Journal, with the majority of articles being descriptive and quantitative in nature. Only six studies used a control or comparison condition. Additional findings and implications are discussed.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 27(4), 357-368. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Association on Higher Education and Disability

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.