DELIVERY AND RESOURCES
The learning and teaching strategies used in this Unit include individual study, in-class face to face lectures and in-class and online discussion Forums. Face-to-face weekly lectures include two-hour lecture and one-hour tutorial.
The unit convenor will be monitoring the online discussion. If you have any general questions, concerns, and comments these may be posted on the Forum in iLearn. However, should you have any personal issues (e.g. requests for extensions etc.) then these should be addressed directly to the unit convenor at email@example.com
Online discussion provides students (especially external students) the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with other classmates to consolidate their understanding of theoretical concepts. Both internal and external students are urged to take part in online discussion as relate to weekly topics.
The following text is the “required” (you must have a copy) text for this unit.
Dornyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The following books are “optional” (you’re urged to consult them). You may want to buy them, but you can also access them through library for further readings on research methods.
Riazi. A.M. (2016). The Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Routledge.
Paltridge, B., & Phakiti, A. (eds.)(2015). Research methods in applied linguistics. NY: Bloomsbury Publications.
Riazi, A.M. (2017). Mixed methods research in language teaching and learning. London: Equinox.
These texts should be able to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and to conduct research projects in (applied) linguistics. You might refer to the related chapters in the books as we proceed to different topics in the unit outline. Use table of contents and index of the books to find particular concepts and topics related to each week’s topic.