What are the problems of conducting empirical research in to language teaching?
The main problem with empirical research in language teaching is that language acquisition is not an exact process that can be entirely predicted, and it occurs differently from person to person. In empirical research you base your investigation on personal observations or experiences. Observations are entirely personal to the observant, and may foster bias and partiality. As with any other developmental process, the variables for learning a new behavior are entirely dependant on the background, developmental level, range of exposure, and even on intrinsic and motivating factors that affect the student. Therefore,...
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