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In recent years, Southeast Asia region has grown rapidly, particularly in the field of education due to the development of human capital and the influence of globalization. Rigorous educational researches have emerged from and was conducted in Southeast Asia countries. The purpose of this study is to critically examine educational research conducted in Southeast Asia through a narrative review of articles for a 3-year period, from 2016 to 2018. The review focuses on identifying the characteristics of educational research involving (1) temporal distribution of research studies in education field, (2) area of educational research, (3) research level, (4) countries within Southeast Asia that conducted and (5) the methodological design employed in the research. Published journals from two web- based service providers were selected based on research related to education conducted in Southeast Asia. The findings summarize the core emphasis in the education literature across the educational disciplines and the trend across Southeast Asia countries.