Graduate and professional TESOL students should welcome this research methods textbook for undertaking qualitative, naturalistic and action research projects. Uniquely, the book offers a three-level structured progression, suited both to novice and intermediate students with a focus on development as classroom teachers of English, and to advanced students engaged in academic research work in applied linguistics. Every chapter is structured to develop the important skills for undertaking QI in a rigorous and serious way, at whatever level is appropriate for the reader's purpose. The book is both scholarly in approach and written in a direct and clear style.
Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL
The Nature of Qualitative Inquiry; Interviewing; Observation; Collecting and Analysing Spoken Interaction; Planning a Project; Analysis and Representation; Epilogue: Qualitative Inquiry and Teaching.
BiografiKEITH RICHARDS is Director of the Language Studies Unit at Aston University, for which he has designed Masters level and other TESOL courses for both university based and distance learning students. He has extensive teaching experience in Europe and the Middle East.