An introduction to graduate level research methods used in applied linguistics. It is a hands-on class in which students will develop a research proposal in an area of their choice. We will discuss issues related to research design, methods, and statistics. The main areas of discussion will be: identifying a topic for research, generating research questions, and writing a research proposal. This will be done by reviewing the relevant literature, selecting the most appropriate data collection techniques, obtaining approval to work with human participants, coding and organizing the data in a database, choosing the appropriate statistical analysis, and writing about the research project in a professional style.