Second Language Research: Methodology and Design (Second Language Acquisition Re)

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Specifically targeted towards the needs of a second language research audience, Second Language Research: Methodology and Design addresses basic issues related to research design, providing step-by-step instructions for how to carry out studies. This up-to-date text includes chapters that cover identifying research problems and questions; selecting elicitation measures; dealing with ethical issues related to data gathering; validity and reliability in research; research in second and foreign language classroom contexts; data description and coding; and data analysis. Also included is a chapter on the much needed and rarely addressed topic of writing up SLA research, giving concrete suggestions about preparing for publication. Principles of both qualitative and quantitative research are discussed in the context of design issues. Throughout the book, examples from applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL are provided. Helpful discussion and data-based skill-building exercises at the end of each chapter promote better understanding of the principles discussed. A glossary outlines the key terms in second language research. Second Language Research: Methodology and Design is an ideal textbook for introductory and advanced classes in second language research methods, as well as classes in related areas, for example, TESOL research methods.

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Second Language Research Specifically targeted towards the needs of a second language research audience, this text addresses basic issues related to research design, providing step-by-step instructions for how to carry out studies. Examples from applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL are provided. Full description

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"This book will be an excellent choice for students in M.A. programs, as they learn to understand research and prepare to do their own studies. It is rich with examples from the published studies that students will be reading in the professional journals. Instructors in research methods courses will appreciate the numerous activities and questions that can be used or adapted for student assignments. More advanced students and researchers will appreciate the book as a review and a source of straightforward definitions and examples." - Patsy M. Lightbown Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University, Montreal; "With regard to....ethical issues, I can only speak in superlatives: this is a relatively new theme in research methodology that is becoming increasingly important and relevant to all of us, and I simply cannot recall any other L2 resource book that has dealt with it adequately." - Zoltan Dornyei University of Nottingham"

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