Research Methods for Applied Language Studies
An Advanced Resource Book for Students
Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge – 376 pages
Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline.
Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader’s understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
Research Methods for Applied Language Studies:
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Research Methods for Applied Language Studies is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.
"Richards, Ross and Seedhouse have produced an indispensable guide for students interested in the research methods that are widely used today in second language teaching and assessment. Research Methods for Applied Language Studies offers a comprehensive introduction to designing, collecting, analyzing, and reporting research data. The authors provide an accessible account of the principles and procedures of both quantitative and qualitative research, drawing on numerous examples of published studies. A wide variety of tasks skilfully take the reader on an exploration of core themes in applied linguistics research. For more seasoned researchers, the book provides a good refresher with helpful research design and analysis tips." Jane Jackson, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"It is a well-structured book, offering clear discussion and explanation powered by tasks on key articles in the field and follow-up questions for anyone, not just students, interested in language related studies."
-- Ferit Kilickaya, Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
"Designed as an advanced introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods in second and foreign language research, this volume is a valuable text that takes novice researchers through the various stages of conceptualizing, conducting and analyzing research… This book has a great deal to offer students at a variety of levels." - Studies in Second Language Acquisition
1.Introduction to Research in Language Teaching and Learning 2. Interaction and Pedagogy 3. The Classroom as a Language Learning Environment 4. Affect and Belief in Language Learning 5. Language Learning Tasks 6. Interaction, Context and Identity 7. Assessing Language/Accessing Constructs 8. Mixed Methods Studies and Complexity