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Book: Key Methods in Second Language Acquisition Research

Chapter: 5. Classroom Observation Research Framework

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26151


In this chapter the basic concept and components of the classroom observation research framework will be presented. What is classroom observation? Why do we carry out classroom observation? How can we carry our classroom observation are some of the key questions addressed in this chapter. Key procedures to collect and analyse data within an observation research framework will be discussed. Advantages and disadvantages in using this framework will be explored. An exemplary observation classroom-based study will be presented to show and to describe to readers how such as study is conducted and how findings are presented. Key terms associated to observation research and sources for further reading will be provided at the end of the chapter

Chapter Contributors

  • Alessandro G. Benati ( - book-auth-276) 'University of Greenwich'