Doing Second Language Research

ISBN-10: 0194371743
ISBN-13: 9780194371742
Edition: 2002
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Description: Doing Second Language Research provides an accessible introduction to language learning research, and a 'feel' for what research activities are like, by engaging the reader in several roles within a variety of mini-studies across a range of research  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.66
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386

Doing Second Language Research provides an accessible introduction to language learning research, and a 'feel' for what research activities are like, by engaging the reader in several roles within a variety of mini-studies across a range of research design types, both quantitative and qualitative. Roles include that of research subject, research organizer, research data, research data collector, research data analyst, and research reporter. The book systematically explainsthe characteristics and purposes of various types of research, terminology, the logic underlying selection, and the steps typical of each type of research design. It also offers an intoduction to some of the classic research studies by engaging readers in thinking about and discussing these studies as well asparticipating as subjects in adapted versions of them.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
The nature of research
Introducing research
Experiencing research
Compiling research data
Analyzing research data
Designing research
Interpreting definitions of research
The significance of defining research
Reflecting on research definitions
Summary
Qualitative research
Case study research: developmental research
Introducing case study research
Experiencing case study research
Compiling case study data
Analyzing case study data
Reporting your results
Designing case study research
Interpreting case study research
Significance of case study research
Reflecting on case study research
Summary
Introspection research: verbal protocols
Introducing introspective research
Experiencing introspective research
Compiling introspective data
Analyzing introspective data
Designing your own introspective research study
Interpreting introspective research
Significance of introspection as a scholarly focus
Reflecting on introspective research
Summary 78
Classroom research: interaction analysis
Introducing classroom research
Experiencing classroom research
Compiling classroom research data
Analyzing classroom interaction data
Designing your own classroom research
Interpreting classroom research
Significance of classroom research
Reflecting on classroom research
Summary
Quantitative research
Descriptive statistics research: survey analysis
Introducing descriptive statistics research
Experiencing descriptive statistics research
Compiling descriptive data
Analyzing descriptive data
Designing your own descriptive research
Interpreting descriptive research
Significance of descriptive research on teacher beliefs
Reflecting on descriptive research
Summary
Correlational research: language learning/teaching attitudes
Introducing correlational research
Experiencing correlational research
Compiling correlational data
Analyzing correlational data
Designing your own correlational research
Interpreting correlational research
Significance of correlational research comparing students and teachers attitudes
Reflecting on correlational research
Summary
Quasi-experimental research: vocabulary learning techniques
Introducing experimental research
Experiencing experimental research
Compiling experimental data
Analyzing experimental data
Designing your own experimental studies
Interpreting experimental studies
Significance of experimental research in teaching vocabulary
Reflecting on experimental research
Summary
Conclusion
Course evaluation: combining research types
Introducing evaluation research
Experiencing evaluation research
Compiling evaluation data
Analyzing evaluation data
Reporting evaluation results
Designing your own evaluation studies
Interpreting evaluation studies
Significance of evaluation studies
Reflecting on evaluation research
Summary
Answer keys
Chapter 2
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Appendices
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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