670 Second Language Quantitative Research

The purpose of this course is to train students to read research reports critically, to master a variety of skills needed to conduct meaningful research in SL/FL situations, and to gain an understanding of the value of reading and conducting research as a crucial part of one's continuing professional development. Design of research, hypothesis construction, data collection procedures, statistical analyses and interpretation, are included. The design and conduct of a research study and computer-based data analysis are required.