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Revista Colombiana de Educación

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HERNANDEZ BARRIOS, Aldo. Field-dependence and fieldindependence in education: a bibliometric review (2003-2013). Rev. colomb. educ. [online]. 2014, n.66, pp.151-172. ISSN 0120-3916.

The purpose of this study was to undertake a bibliometric review of scientific papers written in English language and published between 2003 and 2013. The papers are associated with the cognitive style in its field-dependence (FD) and field-independence (FI) dimension in the educational context. The sources of information were Science Direct® and ERIC® databases. Fifty-nine papers were filtered in a database and then a descriptive analysis was undertaken. Among the common aspects derived from the review, it is noticeable the prevalence of correlational studies, the use of GEFT as preferred instrument to evaluate the FD and FI, the participation of university students as samples and some journals titles with high frequency of publication associated to this subject. Finally, we posed some questions regarding the development of this area in the last decade.

Keywords : Cognitive style; field-dependence; field-independence; bibliometry; education.

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