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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The aim of this research is to study and evaluate the assumptions of statistical methods in educational research published in the Dar Al-Mandumah Database. The non-probability purposive sample was used in the study, and it consisted of 301 educational research divided into three categories (PhD and Masters theses, educational research in curricula, teaching methods and educational issues, and educational research in statistical subjects). To achieve the goal of the research, the “Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P2015) method” was used, and it consists of two phases. The first phase dealt with the study of the statistical methods used in educational research, and the second phase dealt with the verification of each of the assumptions of the statistical methods used in educational research. Frequencies and percentages were used in both phases. The results of the first phase concluded that descriptive statistical methods and simple inferential statistical methods are the most widely used. While the results of the second phase indicated that educational research lacks the verification of the assumptions of the statistical methods used in it. The research recommends that research should follow a new approach when it comes to statistical methods; especially since recent trends in research refer to the use of advanced research methods, and assumptions must be verified before using statistical methods.

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