2011 Paperback NEAR FINE Paperback, 312pp. This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. *****PLEASE NOTE: ...This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section*****Read moreShow Less
2011 Paperback Book New and in stock. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to ...return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section*****Read moreShow Less
Newly updated and revised, this popular text provides a solid introduction to the foundations of research methods, with the goal of enabling students and professionals in the field of applied linguistics to become not just casual consumers of research who passively read bits and pieces of a research article, but discerning consumers able to effectively use published research for practical purposes in educational settings. All issues important for understanding and using published research for these purposes are covered. Key principles are illustrated with research studies published in refereed journals across a wide spectrum of applied linguistics. Exercises throughout the text encourage readers to engage interactively with what they are reading at the point when the information is fresh in their minds.
Changes in the second edition:
new examples in chapter two reflecting formatting changes made by ERIC
major reordering in chapter four to better represent the sample types
reorganization of chapters six and seven to enhance cohesion of the themes being discussed
updated references and recommended reading lists in all chapters.
Professor Fred L. Perry, Jr. has spent over half his life outside of the U.S.A., where he and his family have lived and worked in nine countries. He is Professor Emeritus at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he taught research methods and language assessment in the M.A. TEFL program and also headed their Testing & Evaluation Service over a 19-year period.