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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.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Task 1: Annotated Bibliography||30%||No||Week 7|
|Active Participation||20%||No||Progressively throughout the semester|
|Research Topic Presentation||10%||No||Week 10|
|Research Proposal||40%||No||Week 14|
Students will choose a topic and search databases and library resources to select relevant published articles to write an annotated bibliography (1500 words)
Students are required to participate actively in online discussions as well as complete learning activities progressively in the interactive text.
Each student will prepare an 8-10 minute PowerPoint presentation on their chosen research topic and present it in class or online.
Students will write a formal written literature review and research proposal for a small-scale study in an area of language-related research (2500 words)
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APPL8020 will be available both externally (online) and internally (on campus). A weekly on-campus lecture-seminar will be held in 01 Central Courtyard Room 205 on Mondays from 3 PM - 5 PM. These sessions will be live-streamed on Zoom, and will also be recorded for all students to access during the semester.
The iLearn site for APPL8020 will contain details of assessment tasks, weekly readings, discussion forums, lecture slides and additional resources.
The prescribed textbook is Research Methods in Language Study: A Top Hat Interactive Text designed specifically for this unit. Below are instructions for purchasing and accessing the book.
How do you get the book? 1. Click on this link: https://app.tophat.com/e/172208 2. Sign-up for a Top Hat online account ($14.00) 3. Follow the prompts to access the textbook ($50.00)
If you need any assistance with setting up your account or downloading your interactive text, please see these Support Articles to help:
Your textbook will be applied at checkout for the total cost of $64.00.
Weekly readings to accompany the lectures will also be provided through the Macquarie University Library (via Leganto on the APPL8020 iLearn site)
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