, and : The phylogeny of qualitative pedagogical research methodology in Hungary by means of four educational research journals between 2011 and 2015

This study aims to fit into the row of papers investigating the phylogeny of qualitative pedagogical research methodology in Hungary and continues the endeavor initiated in Sántha’s studies in 2009 and 2016. Issues of four Hungarian educational research journals (Iskolakultúra, Új Pedagógiai Szemle, Magyar Pedagógia, Pedagógusképzés) published between 2011 and 2015 have been investigated aiming the revelation of the current state of qualitative pedgogical research methodology in Hungary. The study also intends to point out the connections between the Hungarian and international qualitative trends. Studies have been processed by qualitative content analysis following combined (deductive and inductive) logics and the text corpora have been investigated with the hierarchy of main and subcodes. The results have been sorted out into three groups: articles concerning the theoretical background of qualitative studies, empirical studies analysing the applicability of qualitative methods and reviews. This study aims to contribute to the aspirations emerging for the systematization of the Hungarian qualitative pedagogical research methodology.

Keywords: educational journals, qualitative research methods, qualitative content analysis

Year: 2017
Issue: 2
Page: 15-25