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Author Bowles, Melissa A
Title The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (185 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Second Language Acquisition Research Ser
Second Language Acquisition Research Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Use of Verbal Reports in Language Research -- 2 Controversy Over the Use of Think-Alouds: Reactivity -- 3 Features that Make a Task Amenable to Think-Aloud: A Meta-Analysis of Studies Investigating the Validity of Think-Alouds on Verbal Tasks -- 4 Data Collection Considerations -- 5 Data Analysis Considerations -- 6 Conclusion -- Appendix A: Studies Included in the Meta-Analysis -- Appendix B: Summary of Unique Sample Studies -- Notes -- References -- Index
The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to answer key questions about the validity and uses of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by research participants while they perform a task. It offers an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a quantitative meta-analysis of findings from studies involving verbal tasks and think-alouds. The book begins by presenting the theoretical background and empirical research that has examined the reactivity of think-alouds, then offers guidance regarding the practical issues of data collection and analysis, and concludes with implications for the use of think-alouds in language research. With its focus on a much-discussed and somewhat controversial data elicitation method in language research, this timely work is relevant to students and researchers from all theoretical perspectives who collect first or second language data. It serves as a valuable guide for any language researcher who is considering using think-alouds
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bowles, Melissa A. The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415994835
Subject Second language acquisition -- Research.;Language and languages -- Research.;Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching.;English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
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