Unit 1: Research in Language and Linguistics: Key Issues

       Research questions, hypothesis, research design

Unit 2: Types of Data in Linguistic Research

       Longitudinal cross-sectional, qualitative – quantitative, mixed method, action research, experimental research

Unit 3: Data collection and Analysis

       Sampling, sound recording, interviews, questionnaire and case study

       Transcription, statistical tools, content analysis

Unit 4: Report Writing

       Structure of Research Report, style manuals, avoiding plagiarism


Books for Reference:

Dornyei, Zolton (2007) Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative, Qualitative

and Mixed Methodologies. OUP: Oxford.

Deshpande, H. V. Research in Language and Literature: Philosophy, Areas and

Methodology. Kolhapur: Sukhada Sourabh Prakashan.2007.

Heigham, Juanita and Robert A. Croker (Eds.) (2009) Qualitative Research in Applied

 Linguistics: A Practical Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan: London.

Patricia A. Duff (2008) Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics. Lawrence Erlbaum

            Associates: New York and Oxon.

Bert Vaux& Justin Cooper (2003) Introduction to Linguistic Field Methods. Lincom Europa

Nunan, David (1992) Research Methods in Language Learning. CUP

Lia Litosseliti (Ed.) (2010) Research Methods in Linguistics. Continuum: London & New


Mackey, Alison & Susan M. Gass. (2005) Second Language Research: Methodology and

            Design. Lawrence Erlbaum: New Jersey and London.