Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)
This study aims at identifying barriers to educational research in Jordan and Arab countries (with the same conditions of Jordan), as perceived by national and international experts. To achieve the aims of the study, a self-completed questionnaire consisting of 48 items was developed with five domains were considered: data and information-related, Human Resources-related, institutional and policy-related, fund and financial-related, and findings dissemination and utilisation). The questionnaire was administered to a sample of (140) national and international experts. The results revealed that the most common barriers were related to the following three domains, and the sub-barriers within these domains; policies and institutionalization of educational research and studies, dissemination and utilization of research outputs, and barriers pertaining to funding the educational research and studies, these domains scored the highest means, respectively (4.09, 3.99, 3.96). The study conclude with several recommendations.
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