A Comparative Study of Students' Learning by a Content Analysis of Yogo Teacher Practice Notes at Three Universities Utilizing the Text Mining Method|
In this study, content analysis utilizing the text mining method was carried out on educational healthcare practice records written by the following group of students in 2005: 29 students each from Universities A and B and 10 from University C. This analysis revealed the language structure at the time of the students’ studies and was able to grasp the characteristics of how students learn during educational healthcare practice at each university. It also extracted the phrases common to all three universities, and thus, regardless of the learning institution, student learning was guaranteed during educational healthcare practice. Furthermore, a comprehensive cluster analysis of all three universities selected items to be learned in educational healthcare practice as phrases, thereby objectively capturing students’ learning processes, and it is inferred that the findings in this study can be utilized as reference in preparing an evaluation list for educational healthcare practice. It is also deduced that the ability to summarize thinking and characteristics of students at each university can be put to practical use as a guideline to improve curricula that reflect the different backgrounds of each educational institution producing educational healthcare teachers.