Clayton First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)
The 'what, how and why' of doing research in applied linguistics. Approaches to doing research in applied linguistics and to types and methods of research eg qualitative, quantitative, grounded research etc. Ways of data collection (eg interviewing, participant observation, questionnaires) and issues in data description, analysis and interpretation. Ethical concerns relating to research in applied linguistics.
Upon the successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Practical exercises (7000 words) : 70%
Take-home test (2000 words) : 30%
Off-campus: N/A On-campus: 2 hours lecture/seminar per week