Content Analysis of the Articles Published in the Journal of Public Administration in University of Tehran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD. Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Prof., Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


Objective: In this research, we are going to analyze the content of articles published in “Journal of Public Administration” dependent to University of Tehran as a prominent journal in the field of public administration in Iran.
Methods: The research method applied in this research is content analysis and the statistical population is 291 articles published in the Journal of Public Administration dependent to University of Tehran between 2008 and 2018. There is no sampling in this research and all the paper have been scrutinized through census.
Results: By scanning each article, the contents of all the articles including number of published articles, gender, Scientific rank, discipline and the authors’ interests, participating universities and organization, statistical population, approach, type, analytical level, strategy and time horizon of articles, type of the data and date collection method were analyzed.
Conclusion: The results showed that 291 articles were published in the journal from 2008 to the spring of 2018 and most of them were written by male authors  entitled as assistant professors who have studied public administration and dependent to University of Tehran. Also, many of the articles were about organizational behavior and human resources management, the statistical population of articles was mainly organizations and public sector. Moreover, the results showed that many of the articles were cross-sectional and quantitative and they were mostly applied in nature. Besides, their analytical level and strategy were individual and survey respectively. And the data were primitive and the questionnaires were the main data collection method.


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