February 26, 2012

Book: Research Methods for Applied Language Studies

From http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415551410

Research Methods for Applied Language Studies: An Advanced Resource Book for Students
By Keith Richards, Steven John Ross, and Paul Seedhouse
Published by Routledge

Description: Research Methods for Applied Language Studies

-Provides an advanced introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used in second and foreign language learning, teaching and assessment

-Takes readers step by step through the processes of research, from formulating research questions to writing up a dissertation or report.

-Employs a wide variety of carefully structured tasks and discussion points to guide the reader through the key themes, frameworks and procedures of applied language research, including ethnography, conversation analysis and quasi-experimental designs.

-Engages students in readings and tasks on articles from leading names in the field, including Alison Mackey, Roy Lyster, Angela Creese, Junko Mori, Rod Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman.

-Is supported by a Companion Website, including data sets for practice and guides to writing a proposal, making recordings, conducting interviews, producing questionnaires and organizing a dissertation.

Visit the publisher’s website at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415551410

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