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Book: Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics

Chapter: Formulating Specific Research Questions and Research Hypotheses

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33182


• What do we mean by a Research question/hypothesis?
• What is the relationship between theory and research questions/hypotheses?
• A typology of questions and hypotheses: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
• Constructing an argument around research questions and hypotheses; what is clear and what is obscure, what is inductive and what is deductive, what is explicit and what is implicit. Identifying fallacies in argument in a Research Proposal
• Mastering the language and discourse of a Research Proposal

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Chapter Contributors

  • A. Riazi ( - mriazi) 'Macquarie University'