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Sample Methodology

  1. 1. Samples of Writing ‘Methodology’ WTUC March 2007
  2. 2. Sample Consent Forms <ul><li>Available on the blog at </li></ul><ul><li>http://researchwriting.blogspot.com/2007/03/sample-consent-forms.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. Methodology Checklist <ul><li>Does the methodology (or research method ) section </li></ul><ul><li>explain when, where, and how the research was done? </li></ul><ul><li>include subsections or informative headings as appropriate (e.g., evaluation criteria)? </li></ul>http://www.efwr.ucalgary.ca/content/view/110/69/
  4. 4. Sample 1 http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  5. 5. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  6. 6. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  7. 7. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  8. 8. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  9. 9. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  10. 10. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  11. 11. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  12. 12. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  13. 13. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  14. 14. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/wagner/default.html
  15. 18. Sample 2 http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ALRG/dissertations/
  16. 19. http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ALRG/dissertations/pdf/Croussouard_B_2001.pdf
  17. 20. http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ALRG/dissertations/pdf/Croussouard_B_2001.pdf
  18. 21. http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ALRG/dissertations/pdf/Croussouard_B_2001.pdf
  19. 23. http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ALRG/dissertations/pdf/Croussouard_B_2001.pdf
  20. 24. Sample 3 http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol
  21. 25. Sample 3 <ul><li>http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/206/193 </li></ul>
  22. 26. http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/206/193
  23. 27. http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/206/193
  24. 28. http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/206/193
  25. 30. http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/206/193
  26. 31. http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/206/193
  27. 32. Sample 4 http://www.uic.edu/depts/sfip/news/slatenurestudy.html
  28. 33. Data collection procedures <ul><li>Data were collected through surveys that were mailed out to 72 participants in the United States and Canada. Participants in the project completed the survey anonymously and filled out a separate consent form.  Recipients who choose not to participate were asked to simply return the materials.  Respondents have appointments in a variety of departments, including English, Linguistics, foreign languages (e.g., Spanish, German), as well as in combined departments of Modern Languages.  A significant percentage of respondents are members of departments dedicated specifically to the field, e.g., Second Language Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for inclusion in the study were as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Rank of associate of full professor at a Canadian or U.S. post-secondary institution </li></ul><ul><li>Published research in the field of second language acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents were faculty members from both private and public institutions, the majority being research oriented. To protect the anonymity of the respondents, we are unable to list the institutions here or to further identify them. </li></ul>http://www.uic.edu/depts/sfip/news/slatenurestudy.html
  29. 34. The Survey <ul><li>The survey is included here as an appendix.  Respondents were asked questions regarding the minimum and optimum standards for tenure promotion to the rank of associate professor.  Specifically, they were asked their views on the importance of various types of publications and presentations.  They were also asked to rank various presses and journals for their importance in the field of SLA. Space was included for respondents to make comments on issues not covered by specific questions in the survey. </li></ul>http://www.uic.edu/depts/sfip/news/slatenurestudy.html
  30. 35. Results <ul><li>There were 45 respondents to the study (63%).  Table 1 shows the breakdown for departmental affiliation, rank and language studied. In the subsequent tables, a ranking of 1 indicates strong disagreement with the statement and a ranking of 5, strong agreement.  Table 2 shows the mean responses to questions pertaining to the publication of a book as a tenure requirement. Tables 3 and 4 display responses on issues other than book publication, principally, the use of journal articles as a criterion for tenure and promotion. Table 5 displays the ranking of major journals that publish work in SLA. </li></ul>
  31. 36. End of Lecture

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