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Admission to MAccComm or MAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInter or MConfInt or MAdvTransInterStud or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL
This unit focuses on general principles of research and the use of research methods in language studies. It covers the whole process of research from choosing a topic, searching the related literature on the topic, and formulating research questions, to collecting and analysing data and writing up research reports. The exploration of quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics methodologies develops students' research literacy to understand research reports and to design research projects. Research ethics and writing up a formal research proposal are two other components of this unit.
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If you haven't been approved for an extension and you submit your assessment task late, penalties are applied. You should consult your unit convenor if you are in this position. Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included.
|Online Quiz||20%||No||Week 5|
|Research Question and Annotated Bibliography||30%||No||Week 8|
|Research Proposal||50%||Yes||Week 13|
Students will complete an open-book online quiz with questions covering content from the first part the unit.
Students will choose a topic and search databases and library resources to select relevant published articles to write an annotated bibliography that relates to their provisional research question.
Students will write a formal written literature review and research proposal for a small-scale study in an area of language-related research.
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APPL8020 is delivered through a weekly two-hour on-campus seminar (lecture-workshop), which will be broadcast simultaneously by Zoom. The weekly session will be recorded and available through Echo 360. It is essential for students to listen to the complete lecture recording each week if they are not able to attend on campus or virtually by Zoom.
An optional interactive textbook will be available for students who wish to purchase this (details will be provided in Week 1):
Riazi, M. (2018). Research methods in language studies: An interactive text. Top Hat.
Additional readings available online through the Macquarie University Library will be provided via Leganto on the APPL8020 iLearn site.
Lecture slides and other materials will be posted weekly on the iLearn site.
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