Section 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:45 PM
Professor: Carolyn MacKay
This course is a graduate-level introduction to research methods in linguistics, applied linguistics, and TESOL. The course will focus on research methodology: project design, data collection, and data analysis. This course will also introduce students to the writing of grant proposals, abstracts for professional conferences, and review articles. Students will get hands-on experience in working with issues related to original research. As a final paper they will be expected to design a research project (choosing a topic, articulating hypotheses and goals, describing the significance of the project, researching the literature available, and determining the methods of data collection and analysis). Students will write a conference abstract, a literature review for the project, and will write a book review of one of the key sources for their topic. The final paper is a complete research proposal.