Research Methods in Language Studies (EDPJ5022)


This unit introduces a range of approaches to research in the area of languate studies. The unit provides frameworks with which students can review and critique previous research as well as framework for writing a research proposal. This is a required unit of study for students who wish to include a Dissertation in their MEd TESOL degree.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


1 x2000wd comparative review of quantitative and qualitative studies (20%); 4500wd research proposal (made up of 2 sub assignments) (80%)


Paltridge, B and A. Phakiti (eds) (2015). Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Bloomsbury.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.