Towards a typology in literature studies & reviews in engineering education research

G. N. Saunders-Smits*, M. Leandro Cruz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As the field of Engineering Education Research is maturing, more and more literature on Engineering Education is becoming available. Combined with increasing digitization and data analysis possibilities in the area of educational research literature, as well as a trend towards requiring more transparent and reproducible literature studies, researchers are required to adopt new and different approaches towards literature studies and reviews. Some examples of the different types are the systematic review, the critical review and the literature overview. This paper intends to assist engineering education researchers by outlining a typology of different literature review types within the field of engineering education research. This typology is based on an elaborate analysis of published literature studies in 3 leading engineering education journals, the IEEE transactions on education, EJEE and JEE, making use of the SALSA Framework (Search, AppraisaL, Synthesis and Analysis) based on a SCOPUS search. A similar method has previously been successfully employed when creating a literature typology in health research by Booth and Grant in 2009 [1]. The characteristics of each typology will be described and suitable and relevant examples of each typology will be given. The outcomes presented in this paper will provide engineering education researchers with a valuable resource to conduct, inform, interpret and guide literature studies in their field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEFI 48th Annual Conference Engaging Engineering Education, Proceedings
EditorsJan van der Veen, Natascha van Hattum-Janssen, Hannu-Matti Jarvinen, Tinne de Laet, Ineke Ten Dam
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
Pages441-450
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9782873520205
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event48th Annual Conference on Engaging Engineering Education, SEFI 2020 - Enschede, Online, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Sep 202024 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameSEFI 48th Annual Conference Engaging Engineering Education, Proceedings

Conference

Conference48th Annual Conference on Engaging Engineering Education, SEFI 2020
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede, Online
Period20/09/2024/09/20

Keywords

  • Engineering education research
  • Literature reviews
  • SALSA framework
  • Typologies

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