• To enhance student understanding of the principles of research and their application;
• To equip students with the principles concerning research design, data collection, data analysis, and research ethics in applied linguistics and related fields
• To prepare students for the design and writing of a 15000-word dissertation.
A. Adopt for use research methods common in applied linguistics and related fields
B. Apply techniques of research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation ethically
C. Show an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of the use of techniques
D. Develop methodologically sound research proposals
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.