Data Collection Research Methods in Applied Linguistics - Research Methods in Linguistics (Paperback)
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Data Collection Research Methods in Applied Linguistics - Research Methods in Linguistics (Paperback)

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The successful collection of data is a key challenge to obtaining reliable and valid results in applied linguistics research. Data Collection Research Methods in Applied Linguistics investigates how research is conducted in the field, encompassing the challenges and obstacles applied linguists face in collecting good data. This book explores frequently used data collection techniques, including: * interviews * focus groups * data elicitation tasks * corpus * questionnaires * tests and measures Each chapter focuses on one type of data collection, outlining key concepts, threats to reliability and validity, procedures for good data collection, and implications for researchers. The chapters also include exemplary research projects, showcasing and explaining for readers how the technique was used to collect data in a successfully published study. This book is an essential resource for both novice and experienced applied linguists tackling data collection techniques for the first time.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350025844
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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This book is a nicely balanced account of approaches to collecting data in applied linguistics research. The reading activities make the text interactive, fostering engagement with the content of the book as do the sample studies chosen to illustrate the points being made. An extremely useful book for students starting out on research as well as people teaching courses on research methods in applied linguistics. * Brian Paltridge, Professor of TESOL, University of Sydney, Australia *
A masterfully written volume, providing clear, focused, and very practical advice on data collection for applied linguistics research. Key concepts and procedures are explained succinctly and assuringly, with suggested reading, to enable students to `think, discuss, and imagine'. It must be a must-read for anyone who wants to applied linguistics research in a proper manner. * Li Wei, Chair of Applied Linguistics, University College London, UK *

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