Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction

Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction

by Juanita Heigham
     
 

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Using a reader-friendly, structured approach, Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction presents an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide to qualitative inquiry. Written by leading authors in a clear, informal style, it is an essential companion for graduate students and practicing teachers embarking on their first qualitative

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Using a reader-friendly, structured approach, Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction presents an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide to qualitative inquiry. Written by leading authors in a clear, informal style, it is an essential companion for graduate students and practicing teachers embarking on their first qualitative research study in applied linguistics.

The ten central chapters introduce core qualitative research approaches and commonly used data collection methods. Each of these chapters offers:

A comprehensive guide to help you understand and use each approach or method

An illustrative example from applied linguistics research to help you see the approach or method 'in action'

A succinct outline of how you can avoid common mistakes and improve the quality of your research

Discussion questions and tasks to give you hands-on experience working with each research approach or data collection method.

Additional chapters offer engaging introductions to the qualitative research cycle, ethics, and writing up your research. There is also a glossary of important key words.

This book has been carefully written to provide you with the essential research knowledge, skills - and confidence - you need to begin your qualitative research project.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230219533
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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