Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics
Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and qualitative methods, there are no dedicated applied linguistics research methods texts that guide one through the case study process. This book fills that gap.
The volume provides an overview of case study methodology and examples of published case studies in applied linguistics, without attempting to be a comprehensive survey of the innumerable case studies that exist. The case studies presented here involve teachers and learners of English and various other languages in North America and other parts of the world. Advice is also given about how to conduct and publish case studies.
Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics is designed for students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as other scholars seeking to understand case study methods and their applications in research on language learners and language users in a variety of contexts. Applied linguists working in other subfields will find the volume useful in their own research and in their supervision and evaluation of others' case studies.
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Theoretical and Methodological Issues Susan M . Gass and Alison Mackey ,
Editors Monographs on Theoretical Issues Schachter / Gass , Second Language
Classroom Research : Issues and Opportunities ( 1996 ) Birdsong , Second ...
2 Research Objectives The reasons for undertaking case studies and the
research problems or issues to be addressed affect other decisions that are
made in designing the studies , collecting , analyzing , and interpreting data , and
writing up ...
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Holliday , A . ( 2002 ) . Doing and
writing qualitative research . Thousand Oaks , CA : Sage . Holliday , A . ( 2004 ) .
Issues of validity in progressive paradigms of qualitative research . TESOL
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Defining Describing and Defending Case Study
Examples of Case Studies in Applied Linguistics
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