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Doing Second Language Research

Doing Second Language Research - 02 edition

Doing Second Language Research - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780194371742

ISBN10: 0194371743

Doing Second Language Research by James Dean Brown and Theodore S. Rodgers - ISBN 9780194371742
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
International: No
Doing Second Language Research by James Dean Brown and Theodore S. Rodgers - ISBN 9780194371742

ISBN13: 9780194371742

ISBN10: 0194371743

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




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

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

ignificance of case study research

Reflecting on case study research

Summary 5
Introspection research: verbal protocols

Introducing introspective research

Experiencing introspective research

Compiling introspective data

Analyzing introspective data

Designing your own introspective research study

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

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

Reflecting on correlational research

Summary 1

Quasi-experimental research: vocabulary learning techniques

Introducing experimental research

Experiencing experimental research

Compiling experimental data

Analyzing experimental data

Designing your own experimental studies

Interpreting experimental studies

Significance of experimental research in teaching vocabulary

Reflecting on experimental research


PART FOUR: Conclusion

Course evaluation: combining research types

Introducing evaluation research

Experiencing evaluation research

Compiling evaluation data

Analyzing evaluation data

Reporting evaluation results

Designing your own evaluation studies

Interpreting evaluation studies

Significance of evaluation studies

Reflecting on evaluation research


Answer keys

Chapter 2

Chapter 6

Chapter 7


Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 7

Chapter 8