An Investigation of Educational Studies Conducted with the Solomon Experimental Design: A Thematic Analysis Study

Fulya ZORLU, Yusuf ZORLU


The aim of this research investigated to thematic analysis method the studies using Solomon Experimental Design (SED) at the education literature from 1949 to 2016. Within the scope of the research, 24 studies were investigated. These studies were exposed to thematically content analysis via such parameters as the aim of the study, the educational field, sampling, data analysis techniques, learning methods used in the study, Solomon experimental design type and suggestions and recommendation. It seems that there are a limited number of studies made using SDD. In the investigated studies, were used as three groups (1 experiment and 2 control groups), 4 groups (2 experiments and 2 control groups), 5 groups (2 experiments and 3 control groups) and 6 groups (4 experiments and 2 control groups). The studies were made in different levels of education using different learning methods and samples in different educational levels. In the investigation, it used mixed research method in a very small number of studies, and quantitative data collection techniques were used according to the quantitative research approach. In addition, data were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance and t-tests. By using SSD in experimental studies, the effect of learning methods and techniques could be better investigated.


experimental design; research design; Solomon experimental design; thematic analysis method

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