Research synthesis in language education

Sin Wang Chong , Luke Plonsky

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As an umbrella term, research synthesis refers to the use of systematic, comprehensive, and transparent methods to identify, select, and aggregate insights pertaining to bibliographic information, research designs and practices, and findings. Drawing on the notion of “evidence ecosystem” by Shepherd (2014), we first illustrate the values of research synthesis to facilitate knowledge creation, translation, and use. We then introduce common and emergent types of research synthesis in Language Education. We end by suggesting methodological best practices for conducting research synthesis in Language Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational encyclopedia of language and linguistics
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2024


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