- Code LING8026
- 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 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Social Research, Sociology
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Susy Macqueen
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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Qualitative Research Methods in Language Studies will give students the opportunity to explore the different types of qualitative research methodologies used within applied linguistics, linguistics and language and culture research. Emphasis will be given to an examination of what counts as evidence within a qualitative research framework and how qualitative research evidence can be evaluated. Students will examine a range of qualitative research methodologies, such as case study, ethnography, participant observation, interviews, questionnaires, discourse analysis. They will explore key approaches through reflecting critically on studies which have employed the methods in focus and through experiencing research techniques used in selected approaches. Students will apply this knowledge to a personal research interest.
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:
- Understand and apply qualitative research techniques and methods.
- Critically evaluate studies which use qualitative research methodologies.
- Write a research proposal or literature review.
- Present a research proposal or literature review.
Indicative AssessmentQualitative analysis assignment (1000 words, 25%) [Learning Outcome 1]
Critical evaluation of qualitative research literature (2000 words, 25%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2]
Research proposal or literature review including oral presentation (3000 words, 50%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2, 3, 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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