This study focused on educational research papers published from 2005-2009 in journals listed in SSCI and the ULAKBIM database in Turkey. Study types, research methods, investigated specific topics, used data collection tools, employed data analysis methods, and utilized types of samples and sampling methods were analyzed. A total of 2115 papers published in 19 Turkish educational research journals [5 of them listed in SSCI and 14 listed in ULAKBIM] were subjected to content analysis by using the 'Educational Research Papers Classification Form [ERPCF]'. The results showed that most of the studies belonged to the disciplines of instructional technology, science education, guidance and counselling, and mathematics education. Regarding the research methods, it was found out that quantitative studies predominated within educational research. Turkish educational researchers commonly used quantitative data collection tools and descriptive analysis methods. The most frequently studied samples participants were undergraduate students and teachers. The comparative results for the papers published in the journals listed in SSCI and ULAKBIM showed that there was no significant difference in terms of either the research methods employed or the data analysis methods used between the two indices.