Students in this course are required to make a research proposal in two parts:
1) Review the scholarly literature to identify an unresolved problem in classroom second language acquisition; and
2) Propose a research project that would address this unresolved problem or question.
Your investigation will require careful examination of the peer-reviewed literature of applied linguistics.
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This research guide was designed to help students effectively and comprehensively review the scholarly literature on second language acquisition. Use it to...
There are several ways to approach choosing a research topic. The following techniques have been shown to help students move from broad topic to manageable research question:
Additional library-centric research techniques for reviewing the literature and/or further refining your research topic:
Substantive Source: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science.