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Understanding Research in Second Language Learning By James Dean Brown (University of Hawaii, Manoa)

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

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This text focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning
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Understanding Research in Second Language Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design by James Dean Brown (University of Hawaii, Manoa)

This text focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning Designed for language teachers with no previous background in statistics, the paperback edition focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning. Brown explains the basic terms of statistics, the structure and organization of statistical research reports, the system of statistical logic, and how to decipher tables, charts, and graphs. By the end of the book, readers will be able to make knowledgeable judgments about the relative qualities of a study and to assess the value of the results of a study in relation to a specific language teaching situation.

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Understanding Research in Second Language Learning Reviews


"This book does an excellent job of filling a major gap in the publications in our field... should be a boon to those of us who are concerned about properly training future teachers and applied linguists to critically read and interpret quantitative empirical research." Lyle F. Bachman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Table of Contents


Foreword Howard B. Altman; Preface; 1. What is research?; 2. Variables; 3. Data organization; 4. Controlling extraneous variables; 5. Critiquing statistical studies; 6. The group and the individuals; 7. Patterns in human behaviour; 8. Statistics for testing; 9. Statistical logic; 10. Correlation; 11. Comparing means; 12. Camparing frequencies; 13. Hands-on critique and posttest; References; Index.

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GOR002815305
Understanding Research in Second Language Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design by James Dean Brown (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
James Dean Brown (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1988-09-30
234
0521315514
9780521315517
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