Statistics Corner

Questions and Answers about Language Testing Statistics

Author: James Dean Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537312866

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Page: N.A

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James Dean Brown ("JD"), currently Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has lectured and taught around the world and has published numerous articles and books on language testing, curriculum design, research methods, and connected speech. For close to twenty years, Professor Brown has contributed a regular column called Statistics Corner to Shiken, the biannual publication of the Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group (TEVAL) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). In his column, JD answers questions submitted by readers about language testing and statistics in an informal and easy to understand format. This volume brings together in one convenient location, forty-one Statistics Corner columns-updated, arranged thematically, and fully indexed. Presented in a question and answer format, the clear and concise explanations are both accessible to novices and engaging to experts. Topics addressed include: Second language testing strategies Likert items and scales of measurement Validity and reliability of tests and questionnaires Item analysis techniques for norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests Conducting and interpreting principle component and factor analyses Planning and interpreting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research Clear explanations of the meaning and interpretation of frequently reported statistics such as Cronbach's alpha, standard error, confidence intervals, eta squared, Cohen's Kappa, skewness and kurtosis, and more."
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Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136863958

Category: Education

Page: 1016

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This landmark volume provides a broad-based, comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research into second language teaching and learning. All authors are leading authorities in their areas of expertise. The chapters, all completely new for Volume 2, are organized in eight thematic sections: Social Contexts in Research on Second Language Teaching and Learning Second Language Research Methods Second Language Research and Applied Linguistics Research in Second Language Processes and Development Methods and Instruction in Second Language Teaching Second Language Assessment Ideology, Identity, Culture, and Critical Pedagogy in Second Language Teaching and Learning Language Planning and Policy. Changes in Volume 2: captures new and ongoing developments, research, and trends in the field surveys prominent areas of research that were not covered in Volume 1 includes new authors from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America to broaden the Handbook’s international scope. Volume 2 is an essential resource for researchers, faculty, teachers, and students in MA-TESL and applied linguistics programs, as well as curriculum and material developers.
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Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research

Author: Luke Plonsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317974085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research is the first hands-on guide to conducting advanced research methods in the fields of applied linguistics and second language studies. While a number of texts discuss basic quantitative research methodology, none focus exclusively on providing coverage of alternative advanced statistical procedures in second language studies from a practical approach. The text is bookended by discussions of these advanced procedures in the larger context of second language studies, debating their strengths, weaknesses, and potential for further research; the remaining chapters are how-to sections, each chapter following the same organization, on a wide variety of advanced research methods. By offering much-needed coverage on advanced statistical concepts and procedures, with an eye toward real-world implementation, Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research enhances the methodological repertoire of graduate students and researchers in applied linguistics and second language studies. For additional content, visit: http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/ldp3/AQMSLR.html
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Mixed Methods Research for TESOL

Author: James Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074869806X

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Defining and discussing the relevance of theoretical and practical issues involved in mixed methods research. Covering the basics of research methodology, this textbook shows you how to choose and combine quantitative and qualitative research methods to b
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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Author: Tonette S. Rocco,Timothy Gary Hatcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470949214

Category: Education

Page: 368

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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing
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Statistical Data Editing

Author: United Nations. Statistical Commission,Conference of European Statisticians,United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe

Publisher: New York and Geneva : United Nations

ISBN: N.A

Category: Data editing

Page: 219

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Data editing methods and techniques may significantly influence the quality of statistical data as well as the cost efficiency of statistical production. Volume 2 is the logical continuation of the first part of the series, which defined statistical data editing and presented associated methods and software. The aim of these publications is to assist National Statistical Offices in their efforts to improve and economize their data editing processes.
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Dictionary of Education

Author: Winifred R. Merkel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 681

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Contains 25,000 entries, defined and cross-referenced, on the professional terms in education
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