This text presents a comprehensive but practical overview of how to develop and implement effective survey projects. The paperback edition presents a comprehensive but practical overview of the different phases and activities involved in the development and implementation of effective survey projects by language teaching professionals. The text includes chapters on planning, designing, gathering, analyzing, and reporting survey research and is accessible to graduate students, language teachers, administrators, and researchers. The theoretical and practical issues involved in survey design are defined and discussed in digestible chunks. All concepts are explained in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner, with ample examples and checklists provided. Each chapter includes a list of key terms, a set of review questions, and a collection of exercises for practical application. Language teaching professionals will find in this text all of the crucial information needed to survey students and teachers about their beliefs and practices. The results can then be used for developing curriculum, evaluating the success of language programs, or doing other relevant research.
Contents: 1. Planning a survey project; 2. Designing a survey instrument; 3. Gathering and compiling survey data; 4. Analyzing survey data statistically; 5. Analyzing survey data qualitatively; 6. Reporting on a survey project