"Give a man a fish and he eatsfor a day. Teach him how to fish and he eats for a lifetime."Doingresearch is a mystery to many graduate students and second languageteachers in China. This book aims to demystify the process ofcarrying out research in the field of applied linguistics,particularly in the area of second language acquisition andteaching. This book is written for those who have no previousresearch experience at all or those who have done some researchwithout formal training. It is particulary useful for graduatestudents of applied linguistics, second language teachers andteacher-trainers.