Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

In this chapter we provide a personal conceptualization of the kinds of research methods and research instruments that have been used in order to further the research aims and traditions that were synthesized in Chapter 1


Scholarcy highlights

  • In the first chapter of this book Macaro provided a conceptualization of the ‘landscape’ of research into second language acquisition that is, the kinds of themes that have been investigated in recent years and published in five of the most prominent international journals
  • There are a number of very good volumes on second language acquisition research methods each with its own character and conceptualization
  • Seliger and Shohamy take the reader through all the stages of a research project from understanding the epistemological basis for research to reporting and summarizing the results

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