Seminar Teaching in Chinese Higher Education: A Bibliometrics and Content Analysis

Peng-bin GAO, Yi-duo SONG, Jiao LIU


Seminar has become an attracting teaching method in higher education in past few decades. To give a comprehensive picture of seminar in Chinese higher education, the bibliometrics and content analysis were employed to analyze the relevant articles indexed by the Chinese Social Science Citation Index between 2000 and 2016. The distribution characteristics of literature quantity, published journals and research institutions were revealed in bibliometrics analysis. The law of change on research field, research type and research topics were described in content analysis. This study provides some reference for related research and also suggests directions for further work.


Seminar teaching, Chinese higher education, Bibliometrics analysis, Content analysis


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