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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5.2 Transcription Although transcription might seem to be a very mechanical
process of rendering oral data into a printed text that can be more easily
analyzed at some later point, in qualitative research it is usually considered (1)
an integral ...
It is very labor expensive and costly; it takes up to 20 hours to transcribe 1 hour of
data that does not involve too many speakers or overlap if done in a very finely
tuned way, compared to 4 to 8 hours for a less detailed transcription (depending
but may be less significant, and much less readable, when transcripts are to be
used for other kinds of analysis. ... presenting monologic, monolingual excerpts (
taken from dialogic interaction), in Table 5.1 1 illustrate the transcription system ...
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Defining Describing and Defending Case Study
Examples of Case Studies in Applied Linguistics
How to Conduct Case Studies Part 1
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