Semester 1 - Online
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This subject provides an introduction to the range of approaches to research as practised in applied linguistics in three main areas: (a) research paradigms, or the philosophical assumptions concerning knowledge and ethical considerations; (b) research approaches, or the designs for research that includes quasi-experiments, ethnography, discourse analysis, and action research; (c) data collection and analysis techniques, that include surveys, observation, interviews, introspection, and verbal report protocols. Working with these topics and completing assignments will prepare students to design research projects and to critique research in the field of applied linguistics.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed skills in critical thinking and analysis, through recommended reading, essay writing and seminar discussion;
- have developed skills in communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically, through essay writing and seminar participation;
- have developed skills in research, through competent use of the library and other information sources, and the definition of areas of inquiry and methods of research.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- understand the concerns and focal areas of applied linguistics research;
- have developed their design and research skills;
- have developed their critical thinking and analytic skills;
- be able to communicate ideas through oral and written presentation
Last updated: 29 April 2020