Exploring Research Methods in Language Learning-teaching Studies

Vahid Nimehchisalem

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Research methods offer authentic ways to elicit useful data based on which informed decisions can be made. With respect to their design and data collection or analysis, research methods are traditionally divided into qualitative and quantitative types, each with its strengths and weaknesses. In response to new theories and technological developments, new methods have evolved as extensions of qualitative or quantitative methods or as combinations of the two with promising features. This article presents an overview of the common methods used in language learning-teaching research.

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Methods, Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching, ESL/EFL

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