Volume 3 - Issue 1 - June 2019

Latest issue of Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics

Article

TITLE: Critical analysis of the contribution made by qualitative and quantitative research

in English for Specific Purposes studies

Author: Hui Ma

School of Education-Queen’s University Belfast

69-71 University St, Belfast BT7 1HL, United Kingdom

Email: hma03@qub.ac.uk

Published online: 24 July 2019, pp. 23-36

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Citation:

Hui, M. (2019) Critical analysis of the contribution made by qualitative and quantitative research in English for Specific Purposes studies , Journal of Applied languages and Linguistics, 3(1), pp. 23-36.

Abstract

Qualitative and quantitative are the essential and basic research methods used in all the academic disciplines. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is a new trend in the English studying world. Many studies have been done in ESP field. In this article, qualitative
and quantitative research methods used in the ESP field will be discussed, and the conclusion was made that qualitative research method suits ESP study better.

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Keywords:  Qualitative research; Quantitative research; Mixed research methods; ESP

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