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LN5537: QUALITATIVE TESOL RESEARCH (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:48


Course Overview

This course will explore ways of collecting qualitative data in the TESOL context, including classroom observations, questionnaires, interviews and focus groups. There will also be some focus on analysing the structure of academic articles.

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Tesol or Master Of Science In Tesol

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

This course will explore ways of collecting qualitative data in the TESOL context, including classroom observations, questionnaires, interviews and focus groups. Students will critically evaluate qualitative TESOL research articles with a view to identifying their strengths and weaknesses. There will also be some focus on analysing the structure of academic articles. As part of the process of analysing research articles, students will be encouraged to develop and reflect on their personal beliefs about teaching pedagogy and how these beliefs relate to recent research findings.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week26
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27 - 31

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Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

2 hours class test.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandBy the end of the course students will be able to: develop an understanding of selected qualitative TESOL research methods.
FactualAnalyseCritically evaluate qualitative TESOL research articles with a view to identifying their strengths and weaknesses
FactualUnderstandUnderstand validity and reliability in qualitative research.
FactualEvaluateDevelop ability to synthesise reading material and avoid plagiarising.
ConceptualCreateFormulate qualitative research questions.
ReflectionEvaluateReflect on how TESOL research findings relate to their beliefs about EFL teaching, their language learning experiences and teaching practice in the classroom.
ConceptualEvaluateLearn how to reference sources and quotations in academic writing
ProceduralAnalyseIdentify ethical issues in research that involves human subjects.

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