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Qualitative research in CALL

Stickler, Ursula and Hampel, Regine (2015). Qualitative research in CALL. CALICO Journal, 32(3) pp. 380–395.

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This introduction to the Special Issue of the CALICO journal positions research in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in the wider field of qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. It discusses the merits of the different approaches and links them to research paradigms that dominate the different subject areas constituting CALL research. The authors put forward arguments for the use of qualitative and mixed-method studies in CALL, claiming that not only the richness of data gathered through qualitative and mixed studies but also the epistemological stance of hermeneutic ‘understanding’ of the learner and learning can add descriptive breadth and theoretical depth to research and advance the field of CALL.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 2056-9017
Keywords: CALL; mixed methods; qualitative approaches; qualitative methods
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
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Item ID: 44305
Depositing User: Ursula Stickler
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 05:12
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