Bibliometric analysis using VOSviewer with Publish or Perish of Role-play in the Teaching and Learning

Ananya Kongsaenkham, Jiraporn Chano


This research aims to analyze research trends regarding role-play using bibliometric analysis methods. Bibliometric analysis methods with VOSviewer were used in this research. The data sources were taken from the Google Scholar database for the period 2019 - 2024. A total of 800 documents were found in the last 6 years. According to the research results, the number of publications on statistical significance testing both increases and decreases every year. From a total of 800 documents, as follows: in 2022 there were 169 related research papers, in 2021 there were 157 papers, in 2020 there were 148 papers, in 2023 there were 147 papers, in 2019 there were 136 papers and related papers in 2024 there were 39 papers. The results of Article data maps produce three visualizations: network visualization, overlay, and density visualization. The mapping results show that statistical research is still needed. especially significance testing, This study concludes that the research trend discussing role-play in classroom English is decreasing. Although in terms of use, it is still very important. This is especially true for processing quantitative research data.


Bibliometric analysis; English; Role-play

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