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Formulating Specific Research Questions and Research Hypotheses

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1. Title Title of document Formulating Specific Research Questions and Research Hypotheses - Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country A. Riazi; Macquarie University;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) research proposals; academic writing; proposal writing; academic literature; research process; research paradigms; literature review; research ethics; grant application; award application
5. Subject Subject classification Academic Writing; Applied Linguistics
6. Description Abstract • What do we mean by a Research question/hypothesis?
• What is the relationship between theory and research questions/hypotheses?
• A typology of questions and hypotheses: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
• Constructing an argument around research questions and hypotheses; what is clear and what is obscure, what is inductive and what is deductive, what is explicit and what is implicit. Identifying fallacies in argument in a Research Proposal
• Mastering the language and discourse of a Research Proposal

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7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Nov-2025
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.33182
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics
16. Language English=en en
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