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Doing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics

1st Edition

By Graeme Porte, Kevin McManus


182 pages

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Doing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics is the only book available to specifically discuss the applied aspects of how to carry out replication studies in Applied Linguistics. This text takes the reader from seeking out a suitable study for replication, through deciding on the most valuable form of replication approach, to its execution, discussion, and writing up for publication. A step-by-step decision-making approach to the activities guides the reader through the replication research process from the initial search for a target study to replicate, through the setting up, execution, analysis, and dissemination of the finished work.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Why replication research matters


Finding a study to replicate: Background research


Planning your replication research project


What kind of replication should you do? From the inside, looking out: initial critique and internal replication


What kind of replication should you do? From the outside, looking in


Executing and writing up your replication study: Research questions and methodology


Executing and writing up your replication study: Analysis, Results, Discussion and Conclusion


Disseminating your research



About the Authors

Graeme Porte is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Granada, Spain. He has been Editor of the Cambridge University Press journal Language Teaching for 15 years and lectures and writes on quantitative research methods with a particular emphasis on research critique and replication research.

Kevin McManus is Watz Early Career Professor in Language and Linguistics, Associate Director of the Center for Language Acquisition, and Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. His research specializations include second language learning and teaching, psycholinguistics, research methodology, and replication research.

About the Series

Second Language Acquisition Research Series

The Second Language Acquisition Research series presents and explores issues bearing directly on theory construction and/or research methods in the study of second language acquisition. Its titles (both authored and edited volumes) provide thorough and timely overviews of high-interest topics, and include key discussions of existing research findings and their implications. A special emphasis of the series is reflected in the monographs dealing with specific data collection methods or instruments.  Each of these monographs addresses the kinds of research questions for which the method/instrument is best suited, offers extended description of its use, and outlines the problems associated with its use. The volumes in this series will be invaluable to students and scholars alike, and perfect for use in courses on research methodology and in individual research.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General