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LN5524: RESEARCH METHODS IN TESOL (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative and quantitative research in TESOL. It will focus on the research methods that are frequently used in TESOL research and that are appropriate for postgraduate research, but it will enable students to develop practical research skills which are applicable in a range of different fields. Quantitative research methods are introduced in conjunction with training in how to use a statistical package (SPSS) to analyse data. This course will give students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of TESOL-related research and areas of debate. ​

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Agni Connor

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MSc Tesol (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative and quantitative research in TESOL. It will focus on the research methods that are frequently used in TESOL research and that are appropriate for postgraduate research, but it will enable students to develop practical research skills which are applicable in a range of different fields. Quantitative research methods are introduced in conjunction with training in how to use a statistical package (SPSS) to analyse data. This course will give students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of TESOL-related research and areas of debate. ​

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

3,000-word research project (100%).

Resit: ​3,000-word essay (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

​Summative feedback will be given through comments in relation to the research project.

Formative feedback will be provided through regular face-to-face and online discussion between instructor and student throughout the course.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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