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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One of the aspects of the study I was interested in , beyond basic grammatical
development , was how well the tasks ... Coughlan and Duff ( 1994 ) attributed
Jim ' s apparent reticence on this particular task , as judged by his hesitations and
Even task - based research can be analyzed with a view to understanding the
kinds of contexts that are created by tasks and the impact of those contexts on the
generation and interpretation of findings over time ( Coughlan & Duff , 1994 ; Duff
... Conclusion In his recent dissertation , a multiple - case study of Japanese
university students ' performance of tasks / activities at a Canadian university ,
Kobayashi ( 2004 ) had chapters with the titles and thematic focus shown in
Table 6 . 4 .
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Defining Describing and Defending Case Study
Examples of Case Studies in Applied Linguistics
How to Conduct Case Studies Part
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