The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

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The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides a critical survey of the methodological concepts, designs, instruments and types of analysis that are used within the broad field of applied linguistics. With more than 40 chapters written by leading and emerging scholars, this book problematizes and theorizes applied linguistics research, incorporating numerous multifaceted methodological considerations and pointing to the future of good practice in research. Topics covered include:

key concepts and constructs in research methodology, such as sampling strategies and mixed methods research;

research designs such as experimental research, case study research, and action research;

data collection methods, from questionnaires and interviews to think-aloud protocols and data elicitation tasks;

data analysis methods, such as use of R, inferential statistical analysis, and qualitative content analysis;

current considerations in applied linguistics research, such as a need for transparency and greater incorporation of multilingualism in research; and

recent innovations in research methods related to multimodality, eye-tracking, and advances in quantitative methods.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is key reading for both experienced and novice researchers in Applied Linguistics as well as anyone undertaking study in this area.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 530 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,066g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 39 Line drawings, black and white; 15 Halftones, black and white; 41 Tables, black and white; 54 Illustrations, black and white
  • 113850114X
  • 9781138501140
  • 1,571,103

Table of contents

Introduction: Theorizing research methods in the 'golden age' of applied linguistics research Jim McKinley

Part I: Key concepts and current considerations

Methodological transparency and its consequences for the quality and scope of research Emma Marsden

Multi-perspective research Brian Paltridge

Expanding the scope of mixed methods research in applied linguistics Mohammad R. Hashemi

Sampling: problematizing the issue Masuko Miyahara

Ensuring translation fidelity in multilingual research Gene Thompson and Karen Dooley

Researching multilingually in applied linguistics Jane Andrews, Prue Holmes, Richard Fay, and Susan Dawson

Solidarity and the politics of 'us': how far can individuals go in language policy? Research methods in non-Western contexts Cristine G. Severo and Sinfree B. Makoni

Advancing quantitative research methods Shawn Loewen and Aline Godfroid

Interdisciplinary research Jack Pun

Ethics in applied linguistics research Peter I. De Costa, Jongbong Lee, Hima Rawal, and Wendy Li

Part II: Designs and approaches to research

Experimental and quasi-experimental designs John Rogers and Andrea Revesz

Case study research: making language learning complexities visible Patricia A. Duff

Ethnography: origins, features, accountability and criticality Li Wei

Autoethnography and critical ethnography Sue Starfield

Action research in language education Dario Luis Banegas and Sal Consoli

Core dimensions in narrative inquiry Gary Barkhuizen

Methodological issues in critical discourse studies Christian W. Chun

Integrating corpus tools into mixed methods research Ron Martinez

Systematic reviews in applied linguistics Ernesto Macaro

Meta-analysis in applied linguistics Yo In'nami, Rie Koizumi, and Yasuyo Tomita

Methods and approaches in language policy research Qing Shao and Xuesong (Andy) Gao

Grounded theory method Gregory Hadley

Part III: Data collection methods

Planning and conducting ethical interviews: power, language and emotions Louise Rolland, Jean-Marc Dewaele, and Beverley Costa

Focus groups: capturing the dynamics of group interaction Nicola Galloway

Think-aloud protocols Lawrence Jun Zhang and Donglan Zhang

Stimulated recall Hugo Santiago Sanchez and Trevor Grimshaw

Questionnaires: implications for effective implementation Janina Iwaniec

Observations and field notes: recording lived experiences Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen

Diaries and journals: collecting insider perspectives in second language research Heath Rose

Oral language elicitation tasks in applied linguistics research Faidra Faitaki and Victoria A. Murphy

Eye-tracking as a data collection method Ana Pellicer-Sanchez and Kathy Conklin

Part IV: Data analysis

Using statistical analysis software (R, SPSS) Jenifer Larson-Hall and Atsushi Mizumoto

Descriptive statistics in data analysis Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan and Sara Ashley Smith

Inferential statistics in data analysis Simone E. Pfenninger and Hannah Neuser

Factor analysis and statistical modeling in applied linguistics: current issues and possibilities Yuliya Ardasheva, Kira J. Carbonneau, and Xue Zhang

Qualitative content analysis Ali Fuad Selvi

Text analysis Wei Wang

Analysis of corpora Averil Coxhead

A discursive psychological approach to the analysis of talk and text in applied linguistics Matthew T. Prior and Steven Talmy

Multimodal (inter)action analysis Jarret Geenen and Jesse Pirini

Toward an expansive interactional analysis Suresh Canagarajah, Daisuke Kimura, Mohammad Naseh Nasarollahi Shahri, and Michael D. Amory
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Review quote

"This book will rapidly become a go-to text for research methods in applied linguistics. Its topics cover the full range of issues researchers are likely to face, and the discussions are written by leading authorities in the field. A wonderful up-to-date resource."
Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne, Australia

"An exceedingly timely volume of vast and enduring relevance, Rose and McKinley have produced a text of great value and importance to the field. The book - in both its sum and its parts - manages to balance breadth and depth of coverage while remaining an indispensably accessible resource for advancing the methodological knowledge of novices as well as experienced scholars."

Luke Plonsky, Northern Arizona University, USA
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About Jim McKinley

Jim McKinley is an associate professor of applied linguistics and TESOL at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK.

Heath Rose is an associate professor of applied linguistics at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK.
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