課程資訊
課程名稱
研究方法四
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY(IV) 
開課學期
94-2 
授課對象
文學院  語言學研究所  
授課教師
馮怡蓁 
課號
LING7013 
課程識別碼
142EM0560 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期五3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
語言所305 
備註
10:10至12:00上課。本課程以英語授課。週五雙週上課。 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/942methods4 
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課程概述

This course intends to introduce to the graduate students research methodologies
commonly used in the field.  

課程目標
We will cover both nonexperimental and experimental research approaches, but
will focus mainly on the latter. Besides research designs, we will also talk
about hypothesis formation, research ethics, and report writing.  
課程要求
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週一 12:00~13:00 
參考書目
Pagano, R. R. 2004. Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences.
Wadsworth Publishing. 7th edition. (Yeh Yeh Bookstore TEL: 2368-7467, Address:
302 Roosevelt sec. 3, 2F) (USBS)

Christensen, L. B. 2004. Experimental Methodology, 9th edition. Pearson
Education. (Available at Yeh Yeh Bookstore) (EM) 
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Homework 
15% 
Homework will be assigned accordingly. You should turn in the assignments typed. As we will discuss homework in class, NO late assignments will be accepted. 
2. 
Critiques 
15% 
You are required to attend at least 5 GIL talks throughout the semester. You may choose whichever talks you are interested in. Notice that even for topics/subfields that you are not particularly interested in, you can still learn a lot from the speakers, e.g., the presentation style, the overall organization, etc. For each of the talks you attended, you are required to submit a one-page, typed, single-spaced critique. The critique should include the following: (1) Summary: the summary should be no more than 300 words. You should NOT copy directly from the abstract/handout/Powerpoint provided by the speakers, but should instead try to digest as much as you can and come up with a summary on your own. (2) Potential topics: you should come up with one potential topic related to the talk that you might be interested in doing and sketch out possible ways in carrying out the project. All critiques should be handed in the following Friday after the talk. Please put the critiques in my mailbox by 5:00 pm. Otherwise, they will be regarded as late. 10% of the grades will be deducted for each late day. 
3. 
Midterm 
20% 
The midterm will cover material from the first section of the course. No make-up exams can be given except in the case of dire documented medical emergencies. 
4. 
Final 
25% 
The final will be comprehensive. No make-up exams can be given except in the case of dire documented medical emergencies. 
5. 
Course Project 
25% 
You are required to write up a research paper on a topic of interest. You may use papers from other courses if you want to instead of starting from anew. There will be a presentation period at the end of the semester. Five milestones, described below, are set throughout the semester for the course project. (1) CP1: abstract (4%) This is a 500-word outline of what you propose to study. You should include your research question(s), method of study, predictions of results, and implication of the study in the abstract. (2) CP2: literature review (8%) This should include reviews of literature relevant to your project. The papers included should be directly related to your study in terms of research questions, methodology, or theoretical backgrounds. (3) CP3: methods (8%) This should include an outline of the methods used in the study. You should carefully lay out the details regarding the target language(s) of study, speakers, equipment used, procedure, analysis criteria, etc. (4) CP4: results (10%) This should include a clear layout of the results. You should learn how to present your results in a self-explanatory fashion. Please take advantage of graphic and table formats when suitable. (5) CP5: analysis (10%) This section should include your interpretation of the results. You should state clearly what implications you can draw from the results and what significant role this study plays. (6) CP6: presentation (25%) Presentation will be on 6/16, Friday. You will be given 10-min presentation time slot—8 min for the actual presentation itself, and 2 min for questions and answers. During this time-slot, you are to highlight whatever significant findings you have found in your study. The style of presentation should be formal. You can use whatever media you please. You will be graded on both your presentation skills and audience response. (7) CP7: Final report (35%) This is due on 6/23, Friday. 10% of the grades will be deducted for each late day. It should be no more than a 20-paged, double-spaced, polished report incorporating all the comments you have gathered throughout the semester, including the final presentation (CP6). The report should follow a formal format, with at least seven sections—abstract (CP1), introduction & literature review (CP2), methods (CP3), results (CP4), discussion (CP5), conclusion, and references (CP2). 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/24  USBS Ch17
 
第2週
3/03  USBS Ch18

 
第3週
3/10  EM Ch2, Ch3 [CP1]
 
第4週
3/17  EM Ch5, Ch6 [Midterm]
 
第5週
3/24  EM Ch7, Ch8

 
第6週
3/31  EM Ch9 [CP2] 
第7週
4/07  EM Ch10, Ch11 => NO class!!
 
第8週
4/14  EM Ch12, Ch14 [Final] 
第9週
4/21  [CP3] 
第12週
5/12  [CP4] 
第15週
6/02  [CP5] 
第17週
6/16  Presentation [CP6] 
第18週
6/23  [CP7]