Summary and Info
‘A dictionary of research methodology and statistics in applied linguistics’ is a reference guide which offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of key terms and concepts in the areas of research and statistics as concerns the field of applied linguistics. The volume is intended as a resource to delineate the meaning and use of various concepts, approaches, methods, designs, techniques, tools, types, and processes of applied linguistics research in an efﬁcient and accessible style. Some entries relating to statistical aspects of research are also used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis, and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This book makes use of approximately 2000 entries on the key concepts and issues of research with cross references where necessary. Cross-referencing is achieved in several ways. Within the text, there are terms which have their own alphabetical entries and are printed in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS. There are also in-text entries that are defined within the body of the paragraph and are printed in bold letters. Other entries that are related to the term at issue that might be of interest and further investigation are either provided in the main text or listed at the end of each entry under ‘see’ and ‘see also’ respectively. In this volume, the sign has also been used for representing the resources from which the materials have been reproduced or adapted.This volume is designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the field of applied linguistics and other related disciplines. I hope that this dictionary succeeds in fulfilling its intent as a resource that can convey essential information about research issues, practices, and procedures across the whole gamut of the applied linguistics.I would very much welcome reactions and comments from readers, especially relating to points where I may have lapsed or strayed from accuracy of meaning, consistency of style, etc., in the interests of improving coverage and treatment for future editions.
More About the Author
Hossein Tavakkoli (Persian: حسین توکلی , born January 10, 1978 in Mahmoudabad, Mazandaran) is an Iranian weightlifter who won the gold medal in the Men's 105 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics.