Linguapolis, the Institute for Language and Communication of the University of Antwerp, conducts, from 21 to 26 August 2011, a Summer School course on qualitative and quantitative research methods in language learning and teaching: A Toolbox for Design-Based Research
Lecturers are Sven De Maeyer, PhD and Vincent Donche, PhD (Institute for Education and Information Sciences, University of Antwerp).
The course will focus on methodological considerations in designing and conducting empirical research. We will highlight the practical issues involved in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Insight will be given into the most commonly used data-collection techniques such as surveys, interviews, and observation. Further we will analyse how to generate more data-driven conclusions.
The target group are researchers in language learning and teaching who need to investigate user data or results of specific design practices and experiments in a more evidence-based manner. At the end of the course each participant gets a personal consult with the lectures to discuss current research.
The number of participants is limited to 25. Timely registration (or reservation) is therefore necessary. At this moment we still have 10 places available.
Check http://summerschool.linguapolis.be for more information and registration