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ET9B6 - Research Methods in TESOL

  • Module code: ET9B6
  • Module name: Research Methods in TESOL
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to familiarise students with current issues in researching the broad area of TESOL/ELT; familiarise students with the structure and the scope of a MA level dissertation project; introduce a range of data collection methods and analytical options relevant to TESOL contexts; familiarise students with ethical issues in research; enable students to design, plan and manage a small –scale research project relevant to their interest and their TESOL context.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the students will be able to identify different approaches to ethical research within TESOL; critically evaluate research in TESOL; formulate focussed/ answerable research questions within an area of interest to them relevant to their own contexts; negotiate, design and plan a project in a TESOL context; present an appropriately structured, clearly articulated proposal within the broad area of TESOL.

Timetabled teaching activities

8x 1 hour lectures ( one lecture per week), 8 x 1 hour seminar ( one seminar per week)

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Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET9B6-10)
A (Assessed work only) Research Proposal (2000 words) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1