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A Study of Qualitative Research Method Used in Language Teaching

Wei Mengmeng
TJUFE (Tian Jin University of Finance & Economics) Humanity Department, Tian Jin, China

Abstract—Language, as a tool for communication, serves as an important bridge for human beings to exchange information. Language teaching research, no matter at home or abroad, has always been a hot topic for researchers. Research topic on language teaching may usually focus on traditional applied linguistics research, such as second language acquisition, discourse analysis. In a narrow sense, applied linguistics research is equal to language teaching research. With a further discussion on language teaching and research method, more and more researchers began to combine these two research field into one study to explore application and features of qualitative research method in real research. This thesis aims at providing guidance for scholars at home, on the basis of academic journals published on TESOL Quarterly in 2001 to 2015, to further explore qualitative research method used in language teaching research
Index Terms—language teaching qualitative research method TESOL quarterly

Cite: Wei Mengmeng, "A Study of Qualitative Research Method Used in Language Teaching," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 306-310, December 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.4.4.306-310