Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guideis an informative guide to research design and methodology for graduate students and scholars. Each chapter of this volume offers background, step-by-step guidance, and relevant studies to create comprehensive coverage of each method.
Includes chapters by expert scholars on an array of topics, including second language writing and reading, meta-analyses, research replication, qualitative data collection and analysis, and more
Includes feature boxes in each chapter highlighting relevant research studies, discussion questions and suggested further readings
Utilizes research methods and tools from varied fields of study including education, linguistics, psychology, and sociology
Alison Mackey is Professor of Linguistics and Head of the Applied Linguistics Programs at Georgetown University. She has published ten books, including Conversational Interaction in Second Language Acquisition (2007), and more than 50 articles and book chapters on second language learning by children and adults. Susan M. Gass is University Distinguished Professor and Director of both the English Language Center and the Second Language Studies Ph.D. Program at Michigan State University. She has published widely in the field of second language acquisition, including Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course with Larry Selinker (2008), and has served as the president of AAAL and of AILA.
List of Contributors vii 1 Introduction 1 Alison Mackey and Susan M. Gass Part I Data Types 5 2 How to Use Foreign and Second Language Learner Corpora 7 Sylviane Granger 3 Formal Theory-Based Methodologies 30 Tania Ionin 4 Instructed Second Language Acquisition 53 Shawn Loewen and Jenefer Philp 5 How to Design and Analyze Surveys in Second Language Acquisition Research 74 Zoltan Doernyei and Kata Csizer 6 How to Carry Out Case Study Research 95 Patricia A. Duff 7 How to Use Psycholinguistic Methodologies for Comprehension and Production 117 Kim McDonough and Pavel Trofimovich 8 How to Research Second Language Writing 139 Charlene Polio 9 How to Do Research on Second Language Reading 158 Keiko Koda 10 How to Collect and Analyze Qualitative Data 180 Debra A. Friedman Part II Data Coding, Analysis, and Replication 201 11 Coding Second Language Data Validly and Reliably 203 Andrea Revesz 12 Coding Qualitative Data 222 Melissa Baralt 13 How to Run Statistical Analyses 245 Jenifer Larson-Hall 14 How to Do a Meta-Analysis 275 Luke Plonsky and Frederick L. Oswald 15 Why, When, and How to Replicate Research 296 Rebekha Abbuhl Index 313