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Ibérica 2011, 21

Autor: Jason Miin-Hwa Lim

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=287023883005


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Ibérica ISSN: 1139-7241 iberica@aelfe.org Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos España Miin-Hwa Lim, Jason Delineating sampling procedures: Pedagogical significance of analysing sampling descriptions and their justifications in TESL experimental research reports Ibérica, núm.
21, 2011, pp.
71-92 Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos Cádiz, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=287023883005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 04 IBERICA 21.qxp:Iberica 13 10-03-11 17:20 Página 71 Delineating sampling procedures: Pedagogical significance of analysing sampling descriptions and their justifications in TESL experimental research reports Jason Miin-Hwa Lim Malaysian University of Sabah (Malaysia) drjasonlim@gmail.com Abstract Teaching second language learners how to write research reports constitutes a crucial component in programmes on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in institutions of higher learning.
One of the rhetorical segments in research reports that merit attention has to do with the descriptions and justifications of sampling procedures.
This genre-based study looks into sampling delineations in the Method-related sections of research articles on the teaching of English as a second language (TESL) written by expert writers and published in eight reputed international refereed journals.
Using Swales’s (1990 & 2004) framework, I conducted a quantitative analysis of the rhetorical steps and a qualitative investigation into the language resources employed in delineating sampling procedures.
This investigation has considerable relevance to ESP students and instructors as it has yielded pertinent findings on how samples can be appropriately described ...





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