Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1964

Full Length Research Paper

The high school students' views on the necessity of private courses for accessing higher education (Siirt sample)

Epcacan Cevdet
  • Epcacan Cevdet
  • Education Sciences, Curriculum Turkey
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  •  Received: 07 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 January 2015
  •  Published: 23 January 2015


The aim of this research is to determine high school students’ opinions regarding the necessity of private courses in the transition to higher education. For this purpose, the descriptive research method has been applied. As a data collection tool, an interview which has both quantitative and qualitative structure in other words a hybrid structure was used. The population of the research included all high and secondary schools in provincial center of Siirt. The number of students in this population was randomized and about 2000 students were selected. Among consulted students, some of whom had filled the missing interview forms were eliminated, and then the data of 1787 students interviewed were used. The collected quantitative data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, frequency, percentage and crosstabs technique, and the qualitative data was analyzed by descriptive statistics. Thus, the research has been supported with both quantity and qualitative findings.

Key words: Higher education, private teaching institutions, descriptive research.