ReviewsAn excellent contribution to the field of second language learning and teaching research methodology, which can be appreciated by both graduate students and more experienced researchers alike.
Mixed Methods Research in Language Teaching and Learning makes some important contributions to how scholars in the language teaching and learning field may conceptualize MMR design and execution. First, Riazi lends careful attention to the convergence of quantitative and qualitative paradigms, including discussion of the different epistemological assumptions and “cultures” of each research camp that previously kept the two divergent. This text presents MMR as a paradigm that is much more than the sum of its parts, i.e., MMR is more than simply designing a study that has a qualitative component and a quantitative component, and it deserves the same depth of expertise and deliberation as other research approaches. Second, the book’s format qualifies it as a potential teaching textbook for methods professors or those mentoring theses or dissertations in the field of educational linguistics, applied linguistics, or language learning and teaching, or even as a self-study book for those wishing to develop their own MMR knowledge base. The clear, step-by-step procedural guidance is logical and would be valuable for researchers from conceptualization to publication of an MMR study on language learning or teaching.
Linguistics and Education
The merit of Riazi’s book lies in that it is field specific and addresses language-related issues and topics in depth.
Japan Association for Language Teaching Journal (JALT)