By the end of this course students will be able to 1. plan and collect data for a simple research study on second language learning. 2. analyze data for a research study on second language learning.
This course is designed for students who will write a research paper in the area of second language learning and teaching. Students will work independently to work towards completion of their own projects. Students will also participate actively and give each other feedback on each aspect of the process.
Mackey, A., ＆ S. Gass. (2005). Second language research: Methodology and design. Lawrence Erlbaum.
Attendance is crucial. Any absence without advance notice will result in severe penalties. Effort towards timely completion of the assignments is also essential.
Evaluation will be based on attendance, preparation for class, timely completion of the assignments, and quality of research and writing
１．Introduction: What is a research report? ２．Identifying research questions ３．Ethical issues in research with human participants ４．Methods of data collection (1) ５．Methods of data collection (2) ６．Variables, validity, and reliability ７．Research design (1) ８．Research design (2) ９．Presentation of design and materials (1) 10．Presentation of design and materials (2) 11．Data collection and coding (1) 12．Data collection and coding (2) 13．Analysis 14．Presentation of preliminary results 15．Presentation of preliminary results
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