Temple University Japan:
Qualitative and Narrative Approaches to Researching Language Teaching and Learning
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gary Barkhuizen (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
What does qualitative research in the field of language teaching and learning actually mean? And what does narrative research mean? How are they related? These are not easy questions to answer, mainly because of the plethora of both definitions and methodological practices evident in the field. This seminar will unpack some of the complications in definition and the actual practice of qualitative and narrative research by going back to basics. Samples of data from actual studies will be used to illustrate a range of methods appropriate to language teacher researchers and researchers in applied linguistics. Traditional qualitative methods of analysis will be covered as well more recent narrative analytical methods, such as narrative frames and short story analysis. Issues of ethics and the reporting of findings in qualitative/narrative research, in which the personal experiences of people are central, will be explored.
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 map
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