An A-Z of applied linguistics research methods by Shawn Loewen, Luke Plonsky

By Shawn Loewen, Luke Plonsky

"A short and available advent to the options and methods utilized in utilized linguistics study, as a way to be illustrated utilizing real-life examples. The ebook covers either qualitative and quantitative learn layout, sampling tactics, instrumentation and analyses present in utilized linguistics research"--

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1986). Foreign language classroom anxiety. Modern Language Journal, 70, 125–132. Constructivism A research paradigm characterized by a recognition of the existence of multiple, socially built (or constructed) realities, which researchers explore and describe. Epistemologically, and compared to more traditional paradigms C 32 An A – Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods such as (post)positivism, constructivism is quite aware of and open to the potential of researcher subjectivity and its interaction with participants’ perspectives during data collection and particularly data analysis and interpretation.

Cook, T. , & Campbell, D. T. (2002). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Confidence interval (CI) A descriptive statistic that indicates a range of values within which the true population value is likely to be found. Each CI also has a probability associated with it—typically 95%—which indicates the likelihood that the true population value can be found within the interval. CIs can be applied and interpreted in various ways (see Cumming, 2012), but they are especially useful in helping situate observed scores from a specific sample among the many other values that might be observed if different samples were investigated, and which best represent the population.

Also crucial to CA Conversation analysis 35 are the very detailed transcriptions of data, representing everything from pauses to voice quality to gestures and beyond. As seen in the examples from Barraja-Rohan (2011), CA researchers use numerous transcription markers to indicate various aspects of the discourse. Barraja-Rohan used CA to raise L 2 learners’ awareness regarding the characteristics of conversational interaction. , good or how terrible), and adjacency pairs in greetings (such as the first two lines of Conversation 3 from Barraja-Rohan, 2011).

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