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Research Methods in Language Teaching and Learning : A Practical Guide


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Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Tables viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction to Research Methods in Language Teaching and Learning 1
Kenan Dikilitas and Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

1 Learning to Use a Qualitative Case Study Approach to Research Language Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs 9
Mark Wyatt

2 Researching the Language Classroom Through Ethnographic Diaries: Principles, Possibilities, and Practices 24
Graham Hall

3 Grounded Theory: A Means to Generate Hypotheses on the Possible Impacts of Student Negotiation in an EFL Speaking Context 41
Mehmet Sercan Uztosun

4 Narrative Inquiry in Applied Linguistics: A Storied Account of Its Procedures, Potentials, and Challenges in an Empirical Project 59
Vahid Bahrami, Mehrdad Hosseini, and Mahmood Reza Atai

5 Positioning Analysis in Longitudinal Classroom-Based Research 73
Hayriye Kayi-Aydar

6 Online and Hybrid Research Using Case Study and Ethnographic Approaches: A Decision-Making Dialogue Between Two Researchers 87
Faridah Pawan and Chaoran Wang

7 Ethnography and a Heuristics of the Heart: Allied Solidarity With Indigenous Language and Literacy Activism 104
Ari Sherris

8 Action Research in Teacher Education: Practical and Theoretical Challenges and Opportunities From Norway 118
Dag Husebo

9 Discourse Analysis as a Research Methodology for L2 Context 132
Hatime Ciftci

10 Conversation Analysis in TESOL 147
Olcay Sert

11 Combining Corpus-Based Methods With Interviews in Applied Linguistics Research 166
Duygu Candarli

12 Exploratory Survey Research 182
Jason Anderson and Amy Lightfoot

13 Using Mixed Methods Design to Investigate Vocabulary Acquisition 200
Andrea B. Hellman

14 Correlational Analysis in SLA: Insights From the Study Abroad Research 215
Zeynep Koeylu

15 Conducting a Non-Experimental Design Quantitative Study and the Application of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling 230
Hilal Peker

16 Behind the Scenes of a Longitudinal Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial Study With Native Spanish Speakers: Lessons Learned 257
Rafael Lara-Alecio, Beverly J. Irby, Fuhui Tong, Cindy Guerrero, Kara L. Sutton-Jones, and Nahed Abdelrahman

17 Quantitative Systematic Reviews: A Lived Experience 273
Tamara Kalandadze

18 Exploring the (Un-)explored in Applied Linguistics: Conducting a Systematic Review in Intercultural Communicative Competence 288
Maria Iosifina Avgousti and Stella K. Hadjistassou

Index 311

About the Author

Kenan Dikilitas is Professor of University Pedagogy at University of Stavanger, Norway. He is the author of several books and articles on language teacher education, action research, and bilingual education in monolingual contexts. His numerous articles have been published in such journals as the System, Teacher Development, ELT Journal, and Educational Action Research. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds is Professor of TESOL and Literacy at Central Washington University, USA. She has authored and edited many works in the field of TESOL, including Introduction to TESOL: Becoming a Language Teaching Professional with Kenan Dikilita?? and Steve Close (Wiley Blackwell, 2021). She was Associate Editor of the vocabulary volume of The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (Wiley Blackwell, 2018).

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