Doing Second Language Research

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  • Copyright: 2003-03-13
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This book systematically explains the characteristics and purposes of various types of research, including terminology, and the typical steps of each type of research design.

Table of Contents

The nature of researchp. 3
Introducing researchp. 3
Experiencing researchp. 3
Compiling research datap. 6
Analyzing research datap. 6
Designing researchp. 10
Interpreting definitions of researchp. 15
The significance of defining researchp. 16
Reflecting on research definitionsp. 17
Qualitative research
Case study research: developmental researchp. 21
Introducing case study researchp. 21
Experiencing case study researchp. 22
Compiling case study datap. 27
Analyzing case study datap. 30
Reporting your resultsp. 32
Designing case study researchp. 36
Interpreting case study researchp. 43
Significance of case study researchp. 47
Reflecting on case study researchp. 49
Summaryp. 51
Introspection research: verbal protocolsp. 53
Introducing introspective researchp. 53
Experiencing introspective researchp. 57
Compiling introspective datap. 61
Analyzing introspective datap. 63
Designing your own introspective research studyp. 69
Interpreting introspective researchp. 71
Significance of introspection as a scholarly focusp. 74
Reflecting on introspective researchp. 75
Summary 78
Classroom research: interaction analysisp. 79
Introducing classroom researchp. 79
Experiencing classroom researchp. 80
Compiling classroom research datap. 87
Analyzing classroom interaction datap. 90
Designing your own classroom researchp. 94
Interpreting classroom researchp. 101
Significance of classroom researchp. 105
Reflecting on classroom researchp. 110
Summaryp. 112
Quantitative research
Descriptive statistics research: survey analysisp. 117
Introducing descriptive statistics researchp. 117
Experiencing descriptive statistics researchp. 118
Compiling descriptive datap. 122
Analyzing descriptive datap. 122
Designing your own descriptive researchp. 142
Interpreting descriptive researchp. 147
Significance of descriptive research on teacher beliefsp. 151
Reflecting on descriptive researchp. 154
Summaryp. 156
Correlational research: language learning/teaching attitudesp. 157
Introducing correlational researchp. 157
Experiencing correlational researchp. 159
Compiling correlational datap. 162
Analyzing correlational datap. 166
Designing your own correlational researchp. 180
Interpreting correlational researchp. 184
Significance of correlational research comparing students and teachers attitudesp. 191
Reflecting on correlational researchp. 192
Summaryp. 193
Quasi-experimental research: vocabulary learning techniquesp. 195
Introducing experimental researchp. 195
Experiencing experimental researchp. 195
Compiling experimental datap. 201
Analyzing experimental datap. 201
Designing your own experimental studiesp. 211
Interpreting experimental studiesp. 219
Significance of experimental research in teaching vocabularyp. 222
Reflecting on experimental researchp. 223
Summaryp. 224
Course evaluation: combining research typesp. 227
Introducing evaluation researchp. 227
Experiencing evaluation researchp. 228
Compiling evaluation datap. 233
Analyzing evaluation datap. 233
Reporting evaluation resultsp. 238
Designing your own evaluation studiesp. 241
Interpreting evaluation studiesp. 245
Significance of evaluation studiesp. 247
Reflecting on evaluation researchp. 250
Summaryp. 256
Answer keysp. 257
Chapter 2p. 257
Chapter 6p. 258
Chapter 7p. 260
Appendicesp. 264
Chapter 3p. 264
Chapter 4p. 271
Chapter 7p. 278
Chapter 8p. 280
Glossaryp. 287
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 309
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