Locate research studies
Use databases to locate and review previously published research on a given topic.
Evaluate published research
Interpret and critically evaluate published research studies in second language teaching.
Discuss principles of research design
Discuss philosophical differences between quantitative and qualitative research as well as principles of research design in both paradigms, including ways of maximizing validity and reliability.
Apply basic statistics
Select and use basic statistical procedures for analyzing quantitative data.
Prepare a prospectus
Prepare a prospectus, including a review of related literature and proposal for conducting an original study or project, in accordance with APA style guidelines.