Similar or Different? A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Research in Political Science and International Relations Between the United States of America and the United Kingdom
This article focuses on the nature of the writing in 73 articles published in six U.S. and UK Political Science and International Relations journals that focus on teaching and learning. A comparative analysis is made of the articles through a review of the characteristics of the authors, the themes researched, the analytical focus, the research method employed, and the degree of theoretical engagement. The evidence highlights the dominance of U.S. authors in the U.S. sample, the underlying focus attached to examining developments at a course level in the United States as opposed to a broader focus in the UK, the more advanced use of statistical analysis in the United States, and the lack of direct theoretical engagement in both the United States and UK. The article outlines factors that explain this state of affairs as well as identifying broader trends, including areas of research that were omitted.
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Citation : Blair, A. (2015) Similar or Different?: A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Research in Political Science and International Relations between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Journal of Political Science Education, 11 (2), pp.174-189
ISSN : 1551-2169
Peer Reviewed : Yes