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Verbal Protocol Analysis in Language Testing Research : A Handbook - Alison Green

Verbal Protocol Analysis in Language Testing Research

A Handbook

Paperback Published: 7th September 1998
ISBN: 9780521586351
Number Of Pages: 188

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Verbal protocol analysis (VPA) is a methodology that is being used extensively by researchers. Recently, individuals working in the area of testing, and in language testing in particular, have begun to appreciate the roles VPA might play in the development and evaluation of assessment instruments. VPA is a complex methodology however, and individuals choosing to use the technique require some degree of training in order to maximize the benefits in adopting this approach, and in order to avoid some of the more common misunderstandings and pitfalls associated with the use of verbal data. Usiing Verbal Protocols in Language Test Validation aims to provide potential practitioners of VPA with the background to the technique and a good understanding of what is entailed in using VPA in the specific context of language testing and assessment. Tutorial exercises are presented which enable the reader to try out each of the different steps involved in VPA.

Verbal protocol analysis
Data Preparation and collection
Development of a coding scheme
Using a coding scheme and analysing resulting data
Overview and future directions
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ISBN: 9780521586351
ISBN-10: 0521586356
Series: Studies in Language Testing, No 5
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 7th September 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32