Summary: Doing Second Language Research provides an accessible introduction to language learning research, and a 'feel' for what research activities are like, by engaging the reader in several roles within a variety of mini-studies across a range of research design types, both quantitative and qualitative. Roles include that of research subject, research organizer, research data, research data collector, research data analyst, and research reporter. The book systematically explainsthe charact
eristics and purposes of various types of research, terminology, the logic underlying selection, and the steps typical of each type of research design. It also offers an intoduction to some of the classic research studies by engaging readers in thinking about and discussing these studies as well asparticipating as subjects in adapted versions of them.
Summary: Doing Second Language Research provides an accessible introduction to language learning research, and a 'feel' for what research activities are like, by engaging the reader in several roles within a variety of mini-studies across a range of research design types, both quantitative and qualitative. Roles include that of research subject, research organizer, research data, research data collector, research data analyst, and research reporter. The book systematically explainsthe characteristics and purposes of various types of research, terminology, the logic underlying selection, and the steps typical of each type of research design. It also offers an intoduction to some of the classic research studies by engaging readers in thinking about and discussing these studies as well asparticipating as subjects in adapted versions of them. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 03/28/2003 International: No
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PART ONE: Introduction The nature of research Introducing research Experiencing research Compiling research data Analyzing research data Designing research Interpreting definitions of research The significance of defining research Reflecting on research definitions Summary
PART TWO: Qualitative research Case study research: developmental research Introducing case study research Experiencing case study research
Compiling case study data
Analyzing case study data
Reporting your results
Designing case study research Interpreting case study research
Interpreting introspective research Significance of introspection as a scholarly focus
Reflecting on introspective research
4 Classroom research: interaction analysis
Introducing classroom research
Experiencing classroom research
Compiling classroom research data
Analyzing classroom interaction data
Designing your own classroom research
Interpreting classroom research Significance of classroom research Reflecting on classroom research Summary
PART THREE: Quantitative research
Descriptive statistics research: survey analysis Introducing descriptive statistics research Experiencing descriptive statistics research Compiling descriptive data Analyzing descriptive data Designing your own descriptive research Interpreting descriptive research
Significance of descriptive research on teacher beliefs
Reflecting on descriptive research
Correlational research: language learning/teaching attitudes
Introducing correlational research
Experiencing correlational research
Compiling correlational data
Analyzing correlational data
Designing your own correlational research
Interpreting correlational research
Significance of correlational research comparing students and teachers attitudes
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