Journal of Mixed Methods Studies

Tarkan Duzguncinar
The Coast Guard School: Officer Candidates’ Opinions

Abstract. Training evaluation assists planners and decision makers in designing future training programs and while evaluation can be done in many different ways, this article will look solely at the opinions of participants on the Coast Guard School training program. Participant opinion contributes significantly to the improvement, development and quality enhancement processes of the training unit. This is a mixed study. The study was planned as a questionnaire variable design from mixed convergent designs. Within the scope of the research, open and closedended questions were put to 100 volunteer participants, 12 of whom were female. The data collection technique included closed-ended questionnaire, semi-structured opened-ended question and document analysis. The data was analyzed by content analysis method with the help of SPSS and Nvivo package programs. As a result of the data obtained from the analyzes, it was determined that the officer candidates were satisfied with the content of the Basic Training (BT) program, the facilities of the school, the rules applied and the effective use of time. The study revealed opinions and suggestions from the officer candidates that will take the Coast Guard School forward.

Keywords: Coast Guard, In-Service Training, Training Evaluation, Educational Programs

2021 Issue 3