Language Research

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The ability to perform language research is one of the key competencies an AB English graduate must possess.

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“The task of the researchers is to push the boundaries of knowledge, carve the path for others to follow, and discover new ways to make lives easier for the next generations…” ~ Salirick S. Andres

Course description

This course gives students an actual experience in conducting a language research. It trains students to be critical readers and writers necessary for them to become effective language researchers. The course contains an overview of language research and the processes involved in conducting it.

Course objective

This course aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to conduct language research. It likewise aims to provide an avenue for the students to write research proposals and train them to successfully defend such in front of a language research panelists.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

By the time of completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles and characteristics of effective language research;
  2. Examine the techniques of constructing and developing a language research problem;
  3. Describe the principles and steps in writing a well-organized research paper;
  4. Appreciate the value and need for responsibility, cooperation, and leadership by actively; participating in group activities; and
  5. Show the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie in conducting research work.

Student outcomes addressed by the course

The students will be able to:

  1. articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for the practice of the profession;
  3. apply knowledge of contemporary issues and principles of ethics relevant to professional; practice;
  4. demonstrate a service orientation in one’s profession;
  5. function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings;
  6. communicate effectively in oral and in written English; and
  7. recognize the need for, and prepare to engage in lifelong learning.

Language research course topics

Prelim Period (Weeks 1–6)

Orientation: TIP mission-vision, CILO, PILO, Graduate attributes, Syllabus contents, Course requirements. Course Orientation: Introduction to the course, Definition of research, Objectives of Research, Characteristics and Motivations for research, Kinds of Research, Research Approaches, Significance of research, Research Methods and Research Methodology.

Midterm Period (Weeks 7–12)

Research Process: Parts of research: Chapter 1 – The Problem and Its Background, Chapter 2 – Review of Related Literature and Studies, Chapter 3 – Methods of Research, Chapter 4 – Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data, Chapter 5 – Summary of Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations. The Research Designs. The Research Proposal: Parts of a Research proposal, Writing a Research Proposal.

Final Period (Weeks 13–18)

Sources of Data: Primary sources, Secondary sources. Guidelines in writing the first draft, Effective introduction / beginning.Academic writing conventions, Note taking, Copying, citing, and processing, Highlighting important information, APA format, Direct quotation, Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Preparing a bibliography, Discussion format in research paper, Research Proposal Oral Defense (Chapters 1, 2, 3).

Course references

The references listed herein are available in the library of TIP Quezon City. You are not required to purchase them. I suggest you avail the services of the library as you have already paid them in your miscellaneous fees. You may likewise consult and use any other references available.

  • Waliman, Nicholas. (2011). Research Methods:The Basics. New York: Routledge Publishing.
  • American Psychological Association. (2010). APA Manual 6th Edition. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Mukherji, P. (2010). Research Methods In Early Childhood: An Introduction.
  • Mcniff, J. (2009). Doing and Writing Action Research.