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APG4347

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLinguistics
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Musgrave

Notes

Previously coded ALM4150

Synopsis

Learn about the various approaches to research in applied linguistics. You will explore different data collection procedures, including interviewing, participant observation and questionnaire surveys. You will also investigate data description, analysis, interpretation, quantitative and qualitative research and ethical concerns relating to linguistic research.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in applied study of language (with a particular focus on English)
  2. articulate research questions for the purpose of developing a thesis or project
  3. plan the elements of a thesis or research project, including literature review, methodology and data analysis
  4. identify major types of data collection, and issues associated with analysis and interpretation of data
  5. address ethical concerns in relation to language research.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 x 1.5-hour seminars per week