An Investigation into Research Methodology and Research Orientation of the Studies Published in Journal of Teaching Persian to Speakers of Other Languages

نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی


1 Professor of Applied Linguistics, Shiraz University

2 PhD Candidate of TEFL, Shiraz University




عنوان مقاله [English]


نویسندگان [English]

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چکیده [English]

The research methodology and research orientation of the studies published in the realm of teaching Persian to the speakers of other languages (hereafter TPSOL) have seldom been reported. That said, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the research methodology and research orientation of the papers published between 2012 and 2015 in TPSOL journal. Moreover, the study aimed to investigate the relationship between the research methodology and research orientation of the papers published in this journal. To this end, 58 papers were extracted from TPSOL journal and analyzed by the help of two categorical frameworks. We used MAXQDA 10 to do the analyses. The results of the study revealed that both qualitative and quantitative research methodology enjoyed a fair attention in the papers published in TPSOL; however, not all types of qualitative methodologies were practiced in the papers. Moreover, the results showed that no study enjoyed the principles of mixed methods methodology. The findings also showed that there existed discrepancies among the research orientations of the research studies published in TPSOL. Given that, the highest attention has been paid to learning and learner orientations and the least attention has been paid to teacher and assessment orientations.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • research orientation
  • research methodology
  • MAXQDA 10
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