LINGUIST List 13.2818

Fri Nov 1 2002

Books: Applied Ling/Language Acquisition: Porte

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  1. paul, Appraising Research in Second Language Learning: Porte

Message 1: Appraising Research in Second Language Learning: Porte

Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 14:01:11 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Appraising Research in Second Language Learning: Porte

Title: Appraising Research in Second Language Learning
Subtitle: A practical approach to critical analysis of quantitative research
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 3
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Graeme Keith Porte, University of Granada 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112535, Pages: xx, 268 pp., Price: USD 78.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027216959, Pages: xx, 268 pp., Price: EUR 87.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588112543, Pages: xx, 268 pp., Price: USD 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027216967, Pages: xx, 268 pp., Price: EUR 33.00


Designed for students of applied linguistics and TEFL on research
training courses, practising language teachers, and those in training,
this combination textbook/workbook is the first to provide specific
advice and support to those wishing to learn how to approach the
critical analysis of a research paper. It seeks to answer a current
need in the literature for a set of procedures that can be applied to
the independent reading of quantitative research. In an authoritative
and accessible text, Porte examines the key components of a research
paper in this field, highlighting those features demanding rigorous
critical attention from the enquiring reader. Innovative features of
the workbook include awareness-raising reading tasks and guided
exercises to help develop and practise the critical skills required to
appraise papers independently. Through informed and constructive
appraisal of others' work, readers themselves are shown how
to become more research literate, to discov! er new areas for
investigation, and to organise and present their own work more
effectively for publication and peer evaluation.

Table of Contents

Preface ix - xx 
Textbook 1 
Introduction 3 - 33 
Method and procedures 35 - 92 
Results: The presentation and nature of findings 93 - 136 
Discussion and conclusions 137 - 147 
 151 - 227 
Glossary of key terms in quantitative research 229 - 244 
Appendices 245 - 258 
Further reading 259 - 260 
Index of main subjects in Textbook 261 - 266

Language Acquisition
Language Learning (Language Acquisition)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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