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Research Methods in Language Learning

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Research Methods in Language Learning

Research Methods in Language Learning


David Nunan

English Type

International English







Date Published

June 1992

Product description

Research Methods in Language Learning helps readers understand and critique research.

This book is intended to help readers understand and critique research in language learning. It presents a balanced and objective view of a range of methods - including formal experiments, introspective methods, interaction and transcript analysis, ethnography, and case studies. The book is highly accessible and does not assume specialist or technical knowledge. This volume will be of interest to students of applied linguistics and educational researchers, in addition to classroom teachers and teachers-in-training. Throughout the book, theoretical issues are drawn from published studies and reports. The book emphasizes the professional and practical value of reading published research.

Key features

  • Accessible and user-friendly.
  • Includes tasks and exercises to help readers understand and critique published studies.
  • Takes the readers through the key steps in the research process, from formulating questions to reporting results.

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