LING 6701 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Pre-requisites: LING 1001, LING 1002 and LING 1005

This course is designed to give graduate students in (Applied) Linguistics the necessary and appropriate orientation to conducting research relevant to their field. The field is sufficiently diverse as to merit a multifaceted introductory course which will provide the base for the development of relevant research projects as well as inculcating the capacity to interact meaningfully with the relevant research literature. The transition from obtaining the appropriate level knowledge from the literature to obtaining sound practical knowledge from original data is an often ill-defined one, often taken for granted.

Method of Instruction: 3 weekly seminar hours
Assessment: 100% in-course assessment

Basic Reading List

Heigham, Juanita and Robert Croker. Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

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This course is part of the MPhil in Linguistics, and is normally offered in Semester 2.