Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education

  • Seyyed-Abdolhamid¬†Mirhosseini

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theoretical Considerations

  3. Methodological Approaches

  4. Research in Action

About this book


This book discusses aspects of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the specific context of language and literacy education. It addresses epistemological perspectives, methodological problems, and practical considerations related to research involvements in areas of language education and literacy studies rather than generic issues of other fields of social sciences. The volume starts with Theoretical Considerations in the first part and raises some epistemological and theoretical concerns that are rarely debated in the specific context of research on language and literacy teaching. The second part, Methodological Approaches explores issues of the design and implementation of language and literacy education research within the framework of some of the major established qualitative research traditions. Finally, the part on Research in Action discusses practical aspects of a few actual instances of qualitative research on language and literacy education in different contexts.


Applying multimodal research to the language classroom Epistemological (in)congruence in qualitative language research Epistemology and politics Ethics in language education qualitative research Implications for English language education research Language and literacy studies Language education research Qualitative educational research Qualitative language and literacy education research Qualitative research Qualitative research in applied linguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Seyyed-Abdolhamid¬†Mirhosseini
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Literature, Languages and History Department of English Language and LiteratureAlzahra UniversityTehranIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49138-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49140-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1656
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