"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
-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
-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
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.