120003 SE MEd 03: SE Applied Research Seminar (2021S)
- Registration is open from Th 18.02.2021 00:00 to Th 25.02.2021 12:00
- Deregistration possible until We 31.03.2021 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
In one session you will briefly present the proposal for your study (research question(s), brief overview of previous research, proposed method, possible pitfalls). This should not take more than 15 minutes including discussion.
2. Research project: final paper/product max.25 points
In order to finish the course successfully you need to submit a report on a small research project consisting of research question(s), literature review, research design, data collection, presentation of results and discussion. This may take the form of a power point presentation with audio (with the literature review and final discussion submitted separately as a pdf file), or a written paper (min. 3500 words).
Your study will be evaluated on these criteria: research question/s (relevant? adequate?), literature review (Does it refer to the salient research? Does it evaluate this research critically?), research approach (Does it fit the research question/s? Does it comply with quality criteria?), presentation of results (clearly structured and described in enough detail?), discussion (referring back to the literature? reflecting on results and procedure? reflection of process?).
The latest handing-in date for your study is Monday 26 July 2021.
3. Assignments max. 25 points
Since the assignments are of different lengths and types, I shall proceed as follows. There will be ungraded and graded assignments. Ungraded assignments count towards class participation, which will earn a maximum of 5 points. Six of the assignments will be graded; these will be clearly indicated. At the end of the course I shall consider the four best results out of these six for each student individually towards the final grade of the course. This means in effect that you may - at most - skip two graded assignments. Graded assignments can each achieve a maximum of 5 points, i.e. a total of 20 points for all graded assignments.
4. Summary of points to be gained:
1. Points to be achieved in this course: 60 points
2. Four marked assignments throughout the semester: max. 20 pts (max. 5 pts each)
3. Class participation (adding to the Wiki, participating in small-scale ungraded tasks, discussing/responding during video-sessions etc.): max. 5 pts.
4. Presenting the proposal for your study to the class in 15 minutes: max. 10 pts
5. Project report/final paper: max. 25pts
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
A maximum of 60 points can be achieved.
0-36 = Nicht genügend
43 -48= Befriedigend
49 - 54= Gut
55-60 = Sehr gut
Some selected readings:Barkhuizen, Gary; Benson, Phil; Chik, Alice (2014). Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research. New York and London: Routledge.
Barkhuizen, Gary (ed.).(2019). Qualitative Research Topics in Language Teacher Education. New York and London: Routledge.
Caspari, Daniela; Klippel, Friederike; Legutke Michael; Schramm, Karen (eds.) (2016). Forschungsmethoden in der Fremdsprachendidaktik - Ein Handbuch. Tübingen: Narr.
Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2017) Research methods in education. New York and London: Routledge.Dörnyei, Zoltán (2007). Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dörnyei, Z., & Taguchi, T. (2009). Questionnaires in second language research: Construction, administration, and processing. New York and London: Routledge.
Richards, Keith (2003). Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: MEd 03