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Title Qualitative research in applied linguistics : a practical introduction / edited by Juanita Heigham and Robert A. Croker
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction to Qualitative Research / R. Croker -- What Makes 'Qualitative' Research? / D. Freeman -- Narrative Inquiry / G. Murray -- Case Study / M. Hood -- Ethnography / J. Heigham & K. Sakui -- Action Research / A. Burns -- Mixed Methods / N.V. Ivankova & J.W. Creswell -- Observation / N. Cowie -- Interviews / K. Richards -- Open-Response Items in Questionnaires / J.D. Brown -- Introspection Techniques / S.L. McKay -- Discourse Analysis / A. Lazaraton -- Ethics and Trustworthiness / S. Rallis & G. Rossman -- Writing up Your Research / C. Casanave
Summary Using a reader-friendly, structured approach, Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction presents an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide to qualitative inquiry. Written by leading authors in a clear, informal style, it is an essential companion for graduate students and practicing teachers embarking on their first qualitative research study in applied linguistics. The ten central chapters introduce core qualitative research approaches and commonly used data collection methods. Each of these chapters offers: A comprehensive guide to help you understand and use each approach or method - An illustrative example from applied linguistics research to help you see the approach or method 'in action' - A succinct outline of how you can avoid common mistakes and improve the quality of your research - Discussion questions and tasks to give you hands-on experience working with each research approach or data collection method Additional chapters offer engaging introductions to the qualitative research cycle, ethics, and writing up your research. There is also a glossary of important key words. This book has been carefully written to provide you with the essential research knowledge, skills and confidence you need to begin your qualitative research project
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Applied linguistics -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Croker, Robert A.
Heigham, Juanita.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2009279731
ISBN 023023951X (electronic bk.)
9780230239517 (electronic bk.)