International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Utilizing Higher Cognitive Skills in Research Critiques: Analysis and Evaluation of Research Studies in Applied Linguistics / TESOL
Abdullah Al-Bargi

The current paper presents a critical review of two TESOL related research studies conducted in different research paradigms in order to highlight their strengths and weaknesses in light of established research norms. The paper evaluates the overall contribution of these studies to the body of knowledge in the light of relevant ontologies, epistemologies, and methodologies. Moreover, it offers a flexible framework for writing research critiques. In a reader-friendly style, the paper offers precise guidance to new researchers for critical analysis and evaluation of various research studies.

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