Research Methods in Language Learning

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 1992 - Education - 249 pages
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Research Methods in Language Learning helps readers understand and critique research. This book is intended to help readers understand and critique research in language learning. It presents a balanced and objective view of a range of methods - including formal experiments, introspective methods, interaction and transcript analysis, ethnography, and case studies. The book is highly accessible and does not assume specialist or technical knowledge. This volume will be of interest to students of applied linguistics and educational researchers, in addition to classroom teachers and teachers-in-training. Throughout the book, theoretical issues are drawn from published studies and reports. The book emphasizes the professional and practical value of reading published research.
  

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Contents

The experimental method
24
Ethnography
52
Case study
74
Classroom observation and research
91
Introspective methods
115
Elicitation techniques
136
Interaction analysis
159
Doing research
211
Glossary of key terms in research
229
Index
245
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