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If conducting a chi-square with variables containing only two categories, researchers should use phi as an effect size. , & Waldman, T. (2011). Verb-noun collocations in second language writing: A corpus analysis of learners’ English. Language Learning, 61, 647–672. C 40 An A – Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods Critical discourse analysis (see Discourse analysis) Critical value The numeric score that is used to determine whether the result of a statistical analysis is considered statistically significant.
Corpus data, generally analyzed in written form and using computer programs such as AntConc (Anthony, 2014), may be collected from any type, or combination of different types, of text such as newspapers, books, and academic articles. Corpora, the plural form of corpus, are often made up of millions of words, and the collection of large numbers of such texts has been greatly facilitated by the digital age. However, gathering corpus data in a representative and appropriate fashion (parallel to a sample of human Correlation 37 participants) can be both deceptively difficult and time-consuming (Egbert, Biber, & Gray, forthcoming).
In these cases, the classroom environment is not manipulated by the researcher. Nevertheless, the researcher’s presence affects, however slightly, what would naturally occur: a phenomenon referred to as the observer’s paradox. Another type of classroom research consists of quasi-experimental research in which researchers instigate some type of treatment, often in an attempt to ascertain whether and to what extent one type of instruction, or aspect of instruction, is more effective. In these instances, the researcher may administer the treatment, or the teacher may be asked to do so.