Applied Linguistics Research and Methodology (eBook) by Kristina Cergol Kovacevic (Editor); Sanda Lucija Udier (Editor)This book offers a selection of sixteen papers presented at the 29th international annual conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society held in 2015. The papers in this book tackle an array of applied linguistics research concerns and provide methodological solutions to many a related problem. The authors' contributions fall into three main strands of research focus: 1) methodological issues in second language teaching and learning research, 2) experimental research in applied linguistics and 3) spoken and written corpus studies. Almost each individual paper focuses on a different methodological issue in applied linguistics research, treading the path to new related studies.
Publication Date: 2017
Data Collection Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (eBook)The successful collection of data is a key challenge to obtaining reliable and valid results in applied linguistics research. Data Collection Research Methods in Applied Linguistics investigates how research is conducted in the field, encompassing the challenges applied linguists face in collecting good data. The book explores frequently used data collection techniques, including: * interviews * focus groups * data elicitation tasks * corpus * questionnaires * tests and measures Each chapter focuses on one type of data collection, outlining key concepts, threats to reliability and validity, procedures for good data collection, and implications for researchers. Every chapter also includes exemplary research projects, showcasing and explaining for readers how the technique was used to collect data in a published study. This book is an essential resource for both novice and experienced applied linguists tackling data collection techniques for the first time.
Doing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics by Graeme Porte; Kevin McManusDoing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics is the only book available to specifically discuss the applied aspects of how to carry out replication studies in Applied Linguistics. This text takes the reader from seeking out a suitable study for replication, through deciding on the most valuable form of replication approach, to its execution, discussion, and writing up for publication. A step-by-step decision-making approach to the activities guides the reader through the replication research process from the initial search for a target study to replicate, through the setting up, execution, analysis, and dissemination of the finished work.
Publication Date: 2019
Text Analytics : Advances and Challenges (eBook)Focusing on methodologies, applications and challenges of textual data analysis and related fields, this book gathers selected and peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 14th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data (JADT 2018), held in Rome, Italy, on June 12-15, 2018. Statistical analysis of textual data is a multidisciplinary field of research that has been mainly fostered by statistics, linguistics, mathematics and computer science. The respective sections of the book focus on techniques, methods and models for text analytics, dictionaries and specific languages, multilingual text analysis, and the applications of text analytics. The interdisciplinary contributions cover topics including text mining, text analytics, network text analysis, information extraction, sentiment analysis, web mining, social media analysis, corpus and quantitative linguistics, statistical and computational methods, and textual data in sociology, psychology, politics, law and marketing.