What are the obstacles and problems in carrying out research? How do you overcome issues of validity, reliability and ethicality? Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, dilemmas and solutions addresses these issues and shows the reader how to undertake research whilst dealing with the challenges of this research involving real people in real settings. Each chapter features an experienced researcher focusing on a problem in a research project, and outlines the steps involved in solving the problem and completing a successful, and publishable, project. This book is essential reading for students studying research methods or for those embarking on their first research project.