- Code LING8027
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Ksenia Gnevsheva
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2017
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Research Design in (Applied) Linguistics is important for anyone who wants to undertake research in applied linguistics or linguistics. It is an introductory course designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods used in linguistics and applied linguistics. It provides students with the basic skills for carrying out their research. Issues covered will include collecting, describing and interpreting data and reporting research findings. When discussing quantitative approaches (statistics), emphasis will be on the conceptual aspects of such procedures rather than on mechanical arithmetic aspects. Students will be given practical experience in the use of computers for statistical analysis.
This course is compulsory for graduate students who wish to undertake further research (thesis or sub-thesis) in any field of applied linguistics. It is recommended for graduate students who wish to undertake further research in linguistics. Students should consult with the convenor of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics or their potential supervisor as to whether or not they are required to take the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically compare and discriminate between different research methodologies in linguistics and / or applied linguistics.
- Critically assess the methodology of a research project within your own discipline area.
- Critically assess the appropriateness of various methodological approaches in published linguistics and/or applied linguistics articles.
- Carry out descriptive and statistical (quantitative) analysis of small data sets.
- Design, carry out and present (in both a written and oral format) a small project related to your own research interests.
Indicative AssessmentCritical analysis of article (2000 words) (30%) [LO 1,2,3]
Assignment I (descriptive statistics) (500 words) (10%) [LO 4]
Assignment II (inferential statistics) (500 words) (10%) [LO 4]
Final project (3000 words) (50%) [LO 4, 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of practical laboratories
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|24 Jul 2017
|31 Jul 2017
|31 Aug 2017
|27 Oct 2017