Dörnyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics. New York: OUP.
Further reading on the introduction to IDs:
Dörnyei, Z. (2005). The individual differences paradigm: the myth and the problems. The psychology of the language learner: Individual differences in second language acquisition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 179–187.
Reading for October 14th:
Matsumoto, K. (1989). An analysis of a Japanese ESL learner's diary: Factors involved in the L2 learning process. JALT Journal, 11(2), 167–192.(the URL below)Questions:1. What was the method?2. How many factors did Matsumoto identify?3. How did the informant feel about journal keeping?4. What do you think about this study?Please upload your answers in the task slot.
Reading for October 21:
Fry, J. (1988). Diary studies in classroom SLA research. Problems and prospects. JALT Journal, 9 (2), 158–167.
Further reading for those who want to read more:
Matsumoto, K. (1987). Diary studies of second language acquisition: A critical overview. JALT Journal, 9(1), 17–34.
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