Introduction to ELT Research

This slide covers the what (overview of the materials and products) and the how (activities, approach and procedure of running) the Research in ELT class and the topic of the first lecture.

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Exercise 1

After studying the slide and Dornyei’s (2011) Research methods in applied linguistics: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies. pp. 13-92 and Kotari’s (2004). Research methodology: Methods and techniques, pp. 7-8, Read Pardede’s (2012) article entitled “Attitudes of Pre-Service EFL Teachers toward Research” (full text) and answer the following questions:

  1. According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, research is a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding. What subject was studied in the research reported in the article? Did the research revealed new information? If it did, what information?
  2. For Dornyei (2011), research is an activity of getting the answers to our questions. Did the research reported in the article provide the answers to  certain questions?  If it did, mention the questions and the answers obtained based on the data.
  3. What approach was employed in the research reported (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed)? Support your answer by providing relevant argument.

Deadline for posting answer: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:00 pm.

Good luck!