Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

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Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methodologies

Format: Paperback

A comprehensive overview of research methodology in applied linguistics which describes the various stages of qualitative and quantitative investigations, from collecting the data to reporting the results.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442258-1
  • Pages: 336
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156 mm

Key features

  • Practical, hands-on focus.
  • Accessible style, even when discussing statistical methods.
  • Integrated coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Pioneering discussion of mixed methods research in applied linguistics.
  • Examples of how to report research results.


The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.

The scope of the series includes:
  • second language acquisition
  • bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
  • language pedagogy and teacher education
  • testing and assessment
  • language planning and policy
  • language internationalization
  • technology-mediated communication
  • discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
  • pragmatics
  • stylistics
  • lexicography
  • translation


  • 'With expertise and erudition, he guides students at measured pace through the process of conducting quantitive, qualitative, and most importantly, mixed-method research.'
    - Applied Linguistics Journal, July 2010
  • '...a readable, thorough and stimulating introduction to research methods in applied linguistics.'
    - Dave Allen, June 2009


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Part of... Oxford Applied Linguistics

Home to the most innovative studies in its field, the Oxford Applied Linguistics series furthers research in English teaching and learning, and provides strong foundations for language pedagogy.

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