Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration and Processing - Second Language Acquisition Research Series (Paperback)
  • Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration and Processing - Second Language Acquisition Research Series (Paperback)
zoom

Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration and Processing - Second Language Acquisition Research Series (Paperback)

(author)
£30.99
Paperback Published: 01/08/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
One of the most common methods of data collection in second language research is using questionnaires of various kinds. In spite of the wide application of questionnaires in the second language field, there does not seem to be sufficient awareness in the profession about the theory of questionnaire design and processing. The usual--and in most cases false--perception is that anybody with a bit of common sense can design good questionnaires, and the practice of questionnaire design and use has remained largely uninformed by theory. As a consequence, it is all too common to see that studies which start out with exciting research questions are spoiled by the application of badly designed questionnaires and/or a lack of reliable and valid results due to faulty processing. One reason for the lack of sufficient awareness of questionnaire theory among language researchers is the absence of relevant summaries and training materials in the second language literature. The purpose of the current book is to fill this gap. The book is motivated by very practical purposes, namely to help researchers to increase the efficiency of their questionnaires and to avoid possible pitfalls. Accordingly, special care has been taken to avoid unnecesary jargon, to make the text accessible, and to relate everything to real-life situations. Illustrated by concrete examples, the book offers a thorough but accessible overview of the theory of questionnaire design, and administration and processing, with a special view on second language research applications. The conclusion summarizes the main points of questionnaire theory in a straightforward checklist that offers an easy-to-use tool for researchers. Researchers and students in TESOL and second-language programs and applied linguistics, with secondary markets in other language research (e.g., child language) will find this book useful.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780805839098
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Swearing Is Good For You
Added to basket
Dent's Modern Tribes
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
It's All Greek
Added to basket
Through the Language Glass
Added to basket
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
Making the Father of the Bride's Speech
Added to basket
The Wee Book a Glesca Banter
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Modern Toss: Tossary of Terms
Added to basket
Mythologies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Will to Power
Added to basket
How Language Began
Added to basket
An Unkindness of Ravens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.