Date: 16-Feb-2012 From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com> Subject: Research Methods for Applied Language Studies: Richards, Ross, Seedhouse E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Research Methods for Applied Language Studies
Subtitle: An Advanced Resource Book for Students
Series Title: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Author: Keith Richards
Author: Steven John Ross
Author: Paul Seedhouse
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415551403 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415551403 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415551410 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415551410 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
"Research Methods for Applied Language Studies":
-Provides an advanced introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used in second and foreign language learning, teaching and assessment
-Takes readers step by step through the processes of research, from formulating research questions to writing up a dissertation or report.
-Employs a wide variety of carefully structured tasks and discussion points to guide the reader through the key themes, frameworks and procedures of applied language research, including ethnography, conversation analysis and quasi-experimental designs.
-Engages students in readings and tasks on articles from leading names in the field, including Alison Mackey, Roy Lyster, Angela Creese, Junko Mori, Rod Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman.
-Is supported by a Companion Website, http://www.routledge.com/cw/ross/, including data sets for practice and guides to writing a proposal, making recordings, conducting interviews, producing questionnaires and organising a dissertation.
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, "Research Methods for Applied Language Studies" is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.