Program Analysis and Its Relevance for Educational Research

Bernd Käpplinger


Program analyses are frequently used in research on continuing education. The use of such analyses will be described in this article. Existing data sources, research topics, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, will be discussed. Three types of program analysis will be developed. The article ends with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of program analysis in contrast to questionnaires. Future developments and challenges will be sketched in the conclusion. Recommendations for the future development of program analysis will be given.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0801379


program analysis; research on further education; integration of methods; qualitative research; quantitative research


Copyright (c) 2008 Bernd Käpplinger

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