1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Edited By Jim McKinley, Heath Rose Copyright 2020
    552 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    552 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides a critical survey of the methodological concepts, designs, instruments and types of analysis that are used within the broad field of applied linguistics. With more than 40 chapters written by leading and emerging scholars, this book problematizes and theorizes applied linguistics research, incorporating numerous multifaceted methodological considerations and pointing to the future of good practice in research. Topics covered include:

    • key concepts and constructs in research methodology, such as sampling strategies and mixed methods research;

    • research designs such as experimental research, case study research, and action research;

    • data collection methods, from questionnaires and interviews to think-aloud protocols and data elicitation tasks;

    • data analysis methods, such as use of R, inferential statistical analysis, and qualitative content analysis;

    • current considerations in applied linguistics research, such as a need for transparency and greater incorporation of multilingualism in research; and

    • recent innovations in research methods related to multimodality, eye-tracking, and advances in quantitative methods.

    The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is key reading for both experienced and novice researchers in Applied Linguistics as well as anyone undertaking study in this area.

    Introduction: Theorizing research methods in the ‘golden age’ of applied linguistics research Jim McKinley

    Part I: Key concepts and current considerations

    1. Methodological transparency and its consequences for the quality and scope of research Emma Marsden
    2. Multi-perspective research ​Brian Paltridge
    3. Expanding the scope of mixed methods research in applied linguistics Mohammad R. Hashemi​
    4. Sampling: problematizing the issue Masuko Miyahara
    5. Ensuring translation fidelity in multilingual research Gene Thompson and Karen Dooley 
    6. Researching multilingually in applied linguistics Jane Andrews, Prue Holmes, Richard Fay, and Susan Dawson
    7. Solidarity and the politics of ‘us’: how far can individuals go in language policy? Research methods in non-Western contexts ​Cristine G. Severo and Sinfree B. Makoni
    8. Advancing quantitative research methods Shawn Loewen and Aline Godfroid
    9. Interdisciplinary research ​Jack Pun
    10. Ethics in applied linguistics research Peter I. De Costa, Jongbong Lee, Hima Rawal, and Wendy Li

      Part II: Designs and approaches to research
    11. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs John Rogers and Andrea Révész
    12. Case study research: making language learning complexities visible ​Patricia A. Duff
    13. Ethnography: origins, features, accountability and criticality Li Wei
    14. Autoethnography and critical ethnography Sue Starfield
    15. Action research in language education Dario Luis Banegas and Sal Consoli
    16. Core dimensions in narrative inquiry Gary Barkhuizen
    17. Methodological issues in critical discourse studies Christian W. Chun
    18. Integrating corpus tools into mixed methods research Ron Martinez
    19. Systematic reviews in applied linguistics Ernesto Macaro
    20. Meta-analysis in applied linguistics Yo In'nami, Rie Koizumi, and Yasuyo Tomita
    21. Methods and approaches in language policy research Qing Shao and Xuesong (Andy) Gao
    22. Grounded theory method Gregory Hadley

      Part III: Data collection methods
    23. Planning and conducting ethical interviews: power, language and emotions Louise Rolland, Jean-Marc Dewaele, and Beverley Costa
    24. Focus groups: capturing the dynamics of group interaction Nicola Galloway
    25. Think-aloud protocols Lawrence Jun Zhang and Donglan Zhang 
    26. Stimulated recall ​Hugo Santiago Sanchez and Trevor Grimshaw
    27. Questionnaires: implications for effective implementation Janina Iwaniec
    28. Observations and field notes: recording lived experiences Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen
    29. Diaries and journals: collecting insider perspectives in second language research Heath Rose
    30. Oral language elicitation tasks in applied linguistics research Faidra Faitaki and Victoria A. Murphy
    31. Eye-tracking as a data collection method Ana Pellicer-Sánchez and Kathy Conklin

      Part IV: Data analysis
    32. Using statistical analysis software (R, SPSS) Jenifer Larson-Hall and Atsushi Mizumoto
    33. Descriptive statistics in data analysis ​Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan and Sara Ashley Smith
    34. Inferential statistics in data analysis Simone E. Pfenninger and Hannah Neuser
    35. Factor analysis and statistical modeling in applied linguistics: current issues and possibilities ​Yuliya Ardasheva, Kira J. Carbonneau, and Xue Zhang
    36. Qualitative content analysis Ali Fuad Selvi
    37. Text analysis Wei Wang
    38. Analysis of corpora ​Averil Coxhead
    39. A discursive psychological approach to the analysis of talk and text in applied linguistics Matthew T. Prior and Steven Talmy​

    40. Multimodal (inter)action analysis Jarret Geenen and Jesse Pirini
    41. Toward an expansive interactional analysis Suresh Canagarajah, Daisuke Kimura, Mohammad Naseh Nasarollahi Shahri, and Michael D. Amory


    Jim McKinley is an associate professor of applied linguistics and TESOL at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK.

    Heath Rose is an associate professor of applied linguistics at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK.