Research Methods

Course Information
TitleΜέθοδοι Έρευνας / Research Methods
CodeΓλ 593
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004028


Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students develop skills in reading and evaluating published research in applied linguistics and the course includes some work on statistics. By the end of the course, students will have developed the skills necessary to design and implement research in the field of linguistics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers a comprehensive overview of research methodology in linguistics. Various research methods (questionnaire, observation, interview, experiment) and types of research (qualitative-quantitative) are examined and analysed while advantages and disadvantages are discussed. During the course, all the steps involved in executing research projects are described, from planning and collecting resources to conducting the research and reporting the results.
research, statistics, methodology, data analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Evaluation will be based on the completion of two projects: one short literature review and one small-scale research study.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Allwright, D. and Bailey, K. M. (1992). Focus on the Language Classroom. An introduction to classroom research for language teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bell, J. (1993) Doing your research project, (2nd edition), Milton Keynes:OUP Chaudron, C. (1988) Second Language Classrooms. Research on Teaching and Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cohen, L., Manion, L., Morrison, K. (2000) Research Methods in Education. 5th ed. London: Routledge. Dörnyei, Z. (2003) Questionnaires in Second Language Research. Construction, Administration and Processing. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Hinkel, E. (ed.) (2005) Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Nunan, D. (1992). Research Methods in Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Oppenheim A. N. (1992) Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement. London: Pinter.
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