Course: Diploma Seminar 2

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Course title Diploma Seminar 2
Course code KAJ/4373
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course unspecified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Orlova Natalia, doc. CSc.
Course content
The nature of research. Types of research. Structuring one's research: literature review. Structuring one's research: method and its components. Compiling and analyzing research data. Classroom research: interaction analyses. Experimental research and its design.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at preparing students to write their master thesis in the field of EFL teaching. The students will learn the logistics of thesis writing that will include such basic issues as selecting the topic, formulating the hypothesis (or research questions) , reviewing the literature, describing the method, etc. The course is held in the form of a workshop.
* to be able to select literature relevant for the topic * to perform a literature review on a given topic of their choice according to APA or Chicago manual formatting and style guides; * to learn about the thesis structure and its macro components; * to be aware of different methods that can be employed while doing their research in TEFL; * to be able to design the study according to the Method components.
There are no prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
diploma thesis - presentation of main ideas and objectives
Recommended literature
  • Baayen, H. Analyzing Linguistic Data. Cambridge: CUP, 2008.
  • Bachman, L. F. & Kunnan, A. Statistical analyses for language assessment. 2005.
  • Brown, H. D. & Rodgers, T. S. Doing second language research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Burns, A. Collaborative action research for English language teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Gavora, P. a kol. Elektronická učebnica pedagogického výskumu. 2010.
  • Gavora, P. Tvorba výskumného nástroje v pedagogickom výskumu. Bratislava: SNP, 2012.
  • Gavora, P. Úvod do pedagogického výskumu. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 1999.
  • Hinkel, E. (Ed.). Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 2005.
  • Kretzschmar, W. A. Introduction to quantitative analysis of linguistic survey data. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 1996.
  • Manning, C. D. & Schütze, H. Foundations of statistical natural language processing. Cambridge, Mass. MIT, 2003.
  • McMahon, A. M. Language classification by numbers. Oxford: OUP, 2005.
  • Moore, D. S. The Basic Practice of Statistics. New York: Freeman, 2000.
  • Rees, D. G. Essential Statistics. London/New York: Chapman & Hall, 2001.
  • Rieveld, T. & van Hout, R. Statistics in language research: Analysis of variance. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
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