Second language research methods
Oxford University Press, 1989 - Foreign Language Study - 270 pages
This book is a comprehensive guide to research methods in second language and bilingualism. Based on a set of four research parameters, it discusses the development of research questions and hypotheses, naturalistic and experimental research, data collection, and validation of research instruments. Each chapter includes examples and activities.
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A paradigm for second language research
The preparatory stages of research
Contextualization of research
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