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Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Data Collection for my MA Thesis

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  • Sedat Akayoglu
    Thank you Sus, Sedat... ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 23, 2005
      Thank you Sus,

      Sedat...


      On 12/23/05, Sus Nyrop <s.nyrop@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Sedat,
      >
      > I am looking forward to meet with you and your students in Tapped In to
      > discussl the Maupassant story about the Necklace. I will login in about 90
      > minutes :-)
      >
      > yours, Sus
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Sedat Akayoglu
      > To: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 11:54 PM
      > Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] Data Collection for my MA Thesis
      >
      >
      > Greetings Webheads!
      >
      >
      >
      > Some of the members of this group may already know me, but for those of
      > you
      > who don't I'd like to introduce myself in a few words. I am a Research
      > Assistant and Literature Instructor at the Department of English
      > Language
      > Teaching at Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey. I am in the
      > process
      > of preparing my thesis and my research topic is related to the discourse
      > analysis of English chat environments. I am writing to request your kind
      > participation in the data collection stage of my research.
      >
      >
      >
      > I plan to use Tapped In as the setting for several student-led
      > discussions
      > of two short stories in English. The transcripts of these sessions will
      > serve as data for my thesis. I hesitate to write the research questions
      > in
      > detail since it may affect the results of the study; however I can give
      > you
      > some information about the data collection process.
      >
      >
      >
      > First of all, the setting will be Tapped In and the schedule will be as
      > follows:
      >
      >
      >
      > *The Gift of Magi** by O.Henry*
      >
      > Friday, December 16
      >
      > 1 pm - 2 pm (GMT)
      >
      > 6 pm - 7 pm (GMT)
      >
      >
      >
      > - Saturday, December 17
      >
      > 1 pm - 2 pm (GMT)
      >
      > 6 pm - 7 pm (GMT)
      >
      >
      >
      > *The Necklace** by Guy de Maupassant *
      >
      > Friday, December 23
      >
      > 1pm -2 pm(GMT)
      >
      > 6pm -7 pm (GMT)
      >
      >
      >
      > Saturday, December 24
      >
      > 1pm -2 pm (GMT)
      >
      > 6pm -7 pm (GMT)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > As you can see there will be two short stories to discuss ; one is *The
      > Gift
      > of Magi* and the other one is *The Necklace*. All participants should
      > read
      > the stories before participating in the chat sessions. The first two
      > days (
      > December 16th and 17th), we will talk about "The Gift of Magi" by
      > O.Henry,
      > and the next two days (December 23rd and 24th) we will talk about "The
      > Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant.
      >
      >
      >
      > In order to provide ample opportunity for student participation, there
      > will be eight sessionsThere are 28 students in my Short Story course.
      > Each
      > student will participate in 2 sessions and each session will be limited
      > to 7
      > students. . We will discuss the story characters, plots, settings, and
      > how
      > we can use these stories in an English Language Teaching setting.
      >
      >
      >
      > Webheads, what I would like to request from you is your participation in
      > two
      > of these Tapped In sessions. If you are willing and able, please check
      > out
      > these short stories (only 3 pages each), and choose two Tapped In
      > sessions
      > in which to particpateone for the first story and the other for the
      > second
      > story Then, join our discussions at the given dates and times at Tapped
      > In.
      > . It would be most helpful to have additional native speakers join our
      > discussions. I hope to balance out the ratio of non-native speakers to
      > native speakers with your participation.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > If you are able to join us , please contact me by e-mail, MSN Messenger,
      > or
      > Yahoo Messenger byWednesday (December 14th). My MSN is
      > sakayoglu@... my Yahoo ID is
      > sakayoglu@.... You can download the short stories at
      > http://www.ibu.edu.tr/akademik/sakayoglu/III_Year.htm. Please feel free
      > to
      > add me to your contact list in order to ask any further questions about
      > the
      > data collection.
      >
      >
      >
      > With your participation, I'm sure that this study will be useful for the
      > field of CALL.
      >
      > Thank you in advance for your contributions.
      >
      >
      >
      > Best regards,
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Sedat Akayoglu
      >
      > Research Assistant
      >
      > Abant Izzet Baysal University
      >
      > Faculty of Education
      >
      > Department of English Language Teaching
      >
      > Bolu, Turkey
      >
      > www.elt.ibu.edu.tr
      >
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