npsm 새물리 New Physics : Sae Mulli

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New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2020; 70: 1101-1111

Published online December 31, 2020

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Comparison of Characteristics of Research Paper Introduction by Research Types in Physics Education

Kwanghee JO*

Department of Physics Education, Chosun University, Gwangju 61452


Received: November 1, 2020; Revised: November 16, 2020; Accepted: November 22, 2020


This study attempted to examine the similarities and differences in the research paper introduction description of Korean physics education according to the research type. To this end, we reviewed physics education papers recently published in the journal “New Physics: Sae Mull,” and selected research papers corresponding to three representative types. The number of sentences constituting the introduction part was the lowest in experiment development studies and the highest in conception survey studies among the three types. According to the genre analysis results, the arrangement of the steps or the ratio of moves in the introduction description for each research type was different. In the experiment development study, the step of presentation of current situation occupied the greatest ration in the introduction, and relatively more sentences were used to derive the research necessity. Textbook analysis studies tended to focus on the obligatory steps of introduction. Overall, there was relatively little variation was seen among the papers belonging to this type. An average of more than 20 sentences was allocated to the presentation of previous research and the specification the research topic in the conception survey study. Through this study, some of the characteristics of a research paper introduction were found to differ depending on the research types.

Keywords: Physics education, Research type, Introduction, Genre analysis

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