DCJA006 Research Methods in Foreign Language Didactics 2

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 9 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Světlana Hanušová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Věra Janíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Kohoutek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Petr Květon, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Monika Černá, Ph.D.
Department of German Language and Literature – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Helena Rytířová
Supplier department: Department of German Language and Literature – Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course objective is to provide students with deeper understanding of the problematic nature of research in the field of didactics of foreign languages, relating in particular to: a) research methods b) research sample c) processing data and presenting results.
Learning outcomes
Students are able to formulate their aims and questions in a, choose adequate data collection methods and data analysis procedures, define the sample size and choose adequate sampling procedure from population.They can collect data of good quality, analyse them and interpret, discuss and present the findings.
  • The course is an introduction to underlying concepts, procedures and research methods and data processing in the field of a foreign language acquisition. It shows the specific nature of this field research, and introduces basic topics of current interest in the field. Topics to cover: •The significance and use of research in didactics of foreign languages. Selected theories in linguistic and pedagogical-psychological research as its starting point. •Application of research designs in didactics of foreign languages. Examples of the research. International comparative research. •Specifics of the methods of data collection, processing and analysis in the research of didactics of foreign languages. Software. •Format and structure of an APA research report. Standards of research. Norm quotations.
    required literature
  • DÖRNYEI, Zoltán. Research methods in applied linguistics : quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies. First published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 336 stran. ISBN 9780194422581. info
  • Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning. Edited by Eli Hinkel. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005, xxii, 1144. ISBN 0805841814. info
    recommended literature
  • Dörnyei, Z. Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration and Processing (SLA Research: Theoretical & Methodological Issues). Mahwah, NJ : Erlbaum, 2003.
  • Winzer-Kiontke, B. Subjektive Theorien in der Fremdsprachenforschung, SRN : VDM Verlag, 2008.
  • Studie z časopisů: Language Learning, Applied Psycholinguistics, The Modern Language Journal, Journal of Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics and Language Acquisition, Language Learning Journal, Linguistics and Education
  • Sage handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research. Edited by Abbas Tashakkori - Charles Teddlie. 2nd ed. London: Sage, 2010, xv, 893. ISBN 9781412972666. info
  • GASS, Susan M. and Alison MACKEY. Data elicitation for second and foreign language research. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007, x, 212. ISBN 9780805860351. info
  • MACKEY, Alison and Susan M. GASS. Second language research : methodology and design. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005, xv, 405. ISBN 0805842497. info
  • GUIDÈRE, Mathieu. Méthodologie de la recherche : guide du jeune chercheur en lettres, langues, sciences humaines et sociales : maîtrise, DEA, master, doctorat. Nouv. éd. rev. et augm. Paris: Ellipses, 2004, 127 s. ISBN 2729821767. info
  • Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research. Edited by Abbas Tashakkori - Charles Teddlie. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2003, xv, 768. ISBN 0761920730. info
  • SELIGER, Herbert W. and Elana SHOHAMY. Second language research methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989, 270 s. ISBN 0-19-437067-4. info
Teaching methods
lecture, class discussion, individual consultation
Assessment methods
Presentation of the results of pilot stage of the research.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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