Learning environment, evaluation, special education, content analysis, citation analysis


This study aims to review the studies on learning environments and special education and determine the trends in these studies. Content and citation analysis were used which is a qualitative research method. Data of the study were collected from Scopus with ‘learning environment’ and ‘special education’ keywords 180 documents were collected. For the analysis of the published documents, previously determined content analysis criteria were used and citation analysis of the published documents were carried out, in order to reveal the frequently cited documents. Documents were examined based on year of publication, name of the journals, authors, affiliations, countries, document type, subject area, keywords, language and citations. Data were presented and interpreted with tables and figures. Results were presented in detail with reference to the previous literature.


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How to Cite

Uzunboylu, H., & Akçamete, G. (2020). A CONTENT AND CITATION ANALYSIS OF THE STUDIES ON LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 8(2), 95–104. https://doi.org/10.5937/IJCRSEE2002095U