Experimental design means creating a set of procedures to test a hypothesis.
A good experimental design requires a strong understanding of the system you are studying. By first
considering the variables and how they are related (Step 1), you can make predictions that are specific and
testable (Step 2).
How widely and finely you vary your independent variable (Step 3) will determine the level of detail and the
external validity of your results. Your decisions about randomization, experimental controls, and independent
vs repeated-measures designs (Step 4) will determine the internal validity of your experiment.
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CALL (computer assisted language learning) Is my research area.
I would ask questions for a questionnaire to see what variables compare. I also want to look into if there is a
difference in women and men second language acquisition using the CALL approach.
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Possible Research Questions:
Does traditional classroom teacher-directed instruction in conjunction with the use of computers lead to better
learning outcomes than classroom instruction alone? b) Are there any differences in outcomes for students
who are taught only by classroom instruction versus those who are taught solely by Computer-Assisted
Language Learning (CALL)?
Do students in an online English language course achieve the same mastery level of the English language as
students in a face-to-face English language course?
Are there differences between online and face-to-face students’ reading and listening proficiency scores?