Review on What Aspects of Vocabulary Knowledge Do Textbooks Give Attention To

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Introduction This paper is devoted to the discussions about three main areas of the selected article-- What aspects of vocabulary knowledge do textbooks give attention to. In first place, an examination of the possible philosophical assumption, which seems existing ontologically and epistemologically behind the research approach. Greener(2011) suggests knowing of some widely debated philosophical ideas would give researchers more chances accomplishing good researches. Because such knowledge could throw a light in the way scholars choose and organise certain methods. Then an alternative way conducting the research is tentatively put forward. Pring(2000) has argued that the clear watershed set between quantitative and qualitative…show more content…
The research question raised appears acknowledging the independently existence of the vocabulary teaching practice. Though different people would have diverse propositions of specific pedagogical methods, the practice itself is out there. That is why it appears realist to me. Moreover, a particular framework has been used to test each sample and draw conclusions from figures and direct observations during the analysis. The answer to the research question is highly relied on this method to condense to a simpler statement. Plus, a quantitative approach is of high frequency associated with positivism though not every time(Greener, 2011). In this case, it could be typically positivist. Albeit there are times when positivism is being toughly objective and loyal to immediate experience and observations, it is still a "fruitful" approach contributing to the social development if applied properly. 2. Suggesting an alternative way of research Some points about the methodology and method employed in the research have been mentioned above. In this section, a deeper discussion will proceed covering merits and drawbacks of certain items. Furthermore, a tentative suggestion of another way of designing the research will be provided. Personally speaking, this research has been done in a quantitative approach with case studies being its main method. First, the in-depth examinations that prevails the
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