108年第1學期-5085 語言研究中調查與統計之應用 課程資訊
|Summary and leading discussion||30||Three sessions of summarizing reading assignments and leading in-class discussion.|
|Survey research proposal||50||Presentation of survey instruments (10%); presentation of data collection & analysis procedures (10%); presentation of survey research proposal (15%); written research proposal (15%).|
|Learning folder||20||Compiling specified class materials and assignments with reflective notes into an A4-sized pocket folder.|
On completion of the course, the students should be able to
a) plan a survey research project;
b) design and validate a survey instrument;
c) collect and compile survey data;
d) use SPSS for Windows to analyze survey data statistically;
e) organize and analyze survey data qualitatively;
f) report on a survey research project; and
g) critique survey research reports.
The course contents are summarized as follows:
a) The steps in a survey research project
b) Formulating language survey research questions
c) Different question and response formats
d) Guidelines for writing good survey questions
e) Guidelines for producing a polished questionnaire
f) Pros and cons of interviews and questionnaires
g) Administering interviews
h) Administering questionnaires
i) Descriptive statistics for analyzing survey results
j) Inferential statistics for analyzing survey results
k) Checking survey reliability and validity in statistical studies
l) Qualitative data reduction and display
m) Estimating the reliability of qualitative survey data
n) Organizing and writing the report of a survey research project
This 3-credit course targets graduate students who are seeking an in-depth understanding of using surveys and statistics in planning, designing, conducting, and evaluating language research. It is not an introductory research methods course; students’ completing the “Applied Linguistics Research Methods” course is a prerequisite for taking this course. The course will cover the following seven major topics: planning a survey project, designing a survey instrument, gathering and compiling survey data, analyzing survey data statistically, analyzing survey data qualitatively, and reporting on a survey research project, and critiquing survey research studies. Sample research studies and assignments of hands-on practice will be incorporated to help the students better understand and apply what they learn in this course.
Office HourTuesday & Thursday 5:10-6:10 p.m. or by appointment LAN203-A
a) Reading handouts from the instructor.
b) Reading handouts from students.
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Birckman, L., & Rog, D. J. (Eds.). (1998). Handbook of applied social research methods. London: Sage.
Black, T. R. (1999). Doing quantitative research in the social sciences: An integrated approach to research design, measurement, and statistics. London: Sage.
Brown, J. D. (2001). Using surveys in language programs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Brown, J. D. (1988). Understanding research in second language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Johnson, D. M. (1992). Approaches to research in second language learning. New York: Longman.
Pagano, R. R. (2001). Understanding statistics in the behavior sciences (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomas Learning.
Seliger, W., & Shohamy, E (1989). Second language research methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
W., & Vogt, W. P. (1999). Dictionary of statistics & methodology: A nontechnical guide for the social sciences (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
王保進. (2002). 視窗版SPSS與行為科學研究. (2nd ed.). Taipei: 心理出版社.