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    • The objective of Research is to find the answers to certain questions through the applications of scientific procedures.
    • The goal of research process is to produce new knowledge which takes three forms:
      • Exploratory: research which structures and identifies new problems.
      • Constructive: develops solutions to a problem.
      • Empirical: Tests the feasibility of a solution using empirical evidence.
    • Types of Research:
      • Primary: (field research) involves the collection of data that doesn’t already exist .
      • Secondary: (desk) involves the summary of existing research.
      • Basic: the primary objective is the advancement of knowledge.
      • Basic research provides the foundation for further applied research.
    • Approaches to research:
      • Quantitative and qualitative.
      • Descriptive and critical.
      • Large-scale and small-scale.
      • Cross-sectional and longitudinal.
      • Observational and experimental.
      • Conducted by university researchers.
      • By teachers in their own classrooms.
    • Action Research:
      • A reflective process of progressive problem-solving to improve the way issues are addressed.
    • ELT Professionals:
      • Research can help professionals improve the processes, outcomes and conditions for language learning and language teaching.
      • Research should identify and use theoretical frameworks that are articulated and within which the findings are reported.
    • Research methods on sociocultural contexts and literacy development might be reported as:
      • Correlational.
      • Comparative.
      • Ethnographic.
      • Observational.
      • Case studies.
    • OUTCOMES INCLUDE:
      • Observational indicators.
      • Ethnographic descriptions.
      • Examples of students’ products.
      • Motivational measures.
      • Participation or engagement measures.
    • METHODS SHOULD MATCH THE QUESTIONS POSED.
      • A mixture of methods may provide with the most comprehensive information about the issues and questions being studied.
    •