Appraising Research in Second Language Learning

A practical approach to critical analysis of quantitative research

Second edition

Graeme Keith Porte | University of Granada
ISBN 9789027219916 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027219954 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
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Designed for students of applied linguistics and second language acquisition on research training courses, practising language teachers, and those in training, this combination textbook/workbook is a set or recommended textbook on more than a hundred undergraduate and postgraduate courses worldwide. Now in its second edition, it remains the only book to provide specific advice and support to those wishing to learn a methodical approach to the critical analysis of a research paper. It seeks to answer a current need in the literature for a set of procedures that can be applied to the independent reading of quantitative research. Innovative features of the workbook include awareness-raising reading tasks and guided exercises to help develop and practise the critical skills required to appraise papers independently. Through informed and constructive appraisal of others’ work, readers themselves are shown how to become more research literate, to discover new areas for investigation, and to organise and present their own work more effectively for publication and peer evaluation. This revised second edition sees a closer integration of the text-and workbook and a number of additions to the text itself, as well as further guided and unguided research appraisal exercises.
This title replaces:
Appraising Research in Second Language Learning: A practical approach to critical analysis of quantitative research, Graeme Keith Porte (2002)
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 28] 2010.  xxv, 307 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The second edition of the book exhibits a closer integration between the main text and the workbook and is a well-thought-out text with many remarkable qualities. Readers who use this book will find it very useful and informative. Given the depth and breadth of topics discussed in this volume, it has made a solid contribution to appraising quantitative research in L2 learning. The book would be an excellent choice for any introductory graduate research seminar and could be used alone or to supplement other texts. This book should appeal to those interested in conducting their own research in the field of applied linguistics and SLA.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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