Understanding Research in Second Language Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 30, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 219 pages
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This text focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning Designed for language teachers with no previous background in statistics, the paperback edition focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning. Brown explains the basic terms of statistics, the structure and organization of statistical research reports, the system of statistical logic, and how to decipher tables, charts, and graphs. By the end of the book, readers will be able to make knowledgeable judgments about the relative qualities of a study and to assess the value of the results of a study in relation to a specific language teaching situation.
 

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hi
this term I am going to pass this book.
I need to do some researches , I will need your help.

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chapter 1, 3, 6 7 should read.

Contents

What is research?
1
Variables
7
Data organization
20
Controlling extraneous variables
29
Critiquing statistical studies
43
The group and the individuals
63
Patterns in human behavior
75
Statistics for testing
95
Statistical logic
108
Correlation
126
Comparing means
154
Comparing frequencies
182
Handson critique and posttest
199
References
209
Index
211
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