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Reza Norouzian
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 366 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
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Other Title: Lecturer
Primary Emphasis Area: English as a Second Language/ Early Childhood Development
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Office Hours
Monday     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Short Bio
My expertise encompasses three major areas. First, I specialize in Applied Linguistics. Second, I have expertise in advanced quantitative research methods. Third, I am interested in advancing the methodological growth of Applied Linguistics via "Meta-Research". The corresponding research questions that I am interested in are:

(1) How formal instruction can enhance the acquisition of a second language?

(2) What are some novel quantitative/psychometric methods to improve understanding and replicability of instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) research?

(3) As a branch of science, what does L2 research need to improve methodologically (e.g., in study quality, replicability, and transparency)?

To answer these research questions, I routinely devise and apply Bayesian, meta-analytic, and reliability methods, and conduct research on published studies in Applied Linguistics. The outcome of my research has appeared in journals such as "Language Learning", "Modern Language Journal", "Studies in Second Language Acquisition", and "Second Language Research".

Research Interests
Applied Linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL, L2 research methods, Bayesian meta-analysis, Open Science
Selected Publications
18. Norouzian, R. (in press). Sample size planning in quantitative L2 research: A pragmatic approach. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. see preprint at: (https://osf.io/v24qt/) [impact factor: 2.600] ================================================================================================== 17. Norouzian, R., de Miranda, M. A., & Plonsky, L. (2019). A Bayesian approach to measuring evidence in L2 research: An empirical investigation. Modern Language Journal, 103, 248 - 261. [impact factor: 3.762] ================================================================================================== 16. Norouzian, R., de Miranda, M. A., & Plonsky, L. (2018). The Bayesian revolution in second language research: An applied approach. Language Learning, 64, 1032-1075. [impact factor: 2.709] ================================================================================================== 15. Norouzian, R. & Plonsky, L. (2018). Two effect size measures in L2 Research: A cautionary review and guide to more appropriate usage. Second Language Research, 34, 257-271 [impact factor: 1.750] ==================================================================================================
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
INST 363
2015 - 2016
INST 362, INST 363
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