Palestinian Universities Faculty Members' Assessment of Obstacles Hindering the Use of Future Study Methods in Educational Research

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Mahmoud Abdel-Majid Assaf


The study aimed to assess the opinions of a sample of faculty members in Palestinian universities regarding the obstacles that hinder the use of future study methods in educational research. To achieve this, the researcher followed the descriptive analytical method by administering a questionnaire consisting of obstacles distributed over three  dimensions: (methodology, knowledge and desire and convictions) to 65 participants from Colleges of Education in Palestinian universities (Islamia – Al-Azhar – Al-Quds – Al-Aqsa). The results showed that the overall degree of the faculty members' assessment of the obstacles facing future study methods in educational research was (72.81%). The dimension (desire and convections) ranked first with a relative weight of (78.97%), followed by the (methodology) dimension with a relative weight of (73.81). The dimension (knowledge) came in third place with a relative weight of (73.56%). There were no statistically significant differences at the level (α≤0.05) between the mean scores of the participants' evaluation of these obstacles due to two variables (nature of work and age); while there were differences attributed to the factor of specialization in favor of curricula and teaching methods. The study concluded that the efforts of researchers in the field of future studies do not exceed the research achievement, without believing in the feasibility of its results. The study recommended enhancing the attitudes of graduate students towards future studies in the colleges of education.Keywords: obstacles, methods, future study, educational research


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