BOOK REVIEW: The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Document Type : Book Review


Farhangian University, Iran


This state-of-the-artmasterpiece edited by Jim McKinley and Heath Rose is the fruit of contributions by prominent scholars, and provides a comprehensive coverage of key research-related constructs and methodological issues. Being organized into four parts and 41 chapters, it overviews some key concepts, considerations, designs, approaches to research, and data collection/analysis procedures. The Introduction scrutinizes and reconceptualizes traditional research methods in this golden age of technology, multilingualism, and globalization. It also elaborates on key terms in applied linguistics research with an overview of the whole Handbook.