Featured Series: Second Language Acquisition Research
The Second Language Acquisition Research series with editors, Susan M. Gass and Alison Mackey, continues on with three new titles.
The series focuses on issues bearing directly on theory construction and/or research methods in the study of second language acquisition. The series comprises both authored and edited volumes, which are intended for use by scholars and students, both in courses on research methodology and in individual research.
A special emphasis of the series is reflected in a set of brief monographs dealing with specific data collection methods or instruments. Each of these monographs addresses the kinds of research questions for which the method/instrument is best suited and extended description of its use, and problems associated with its use.
This valuable book shows second language researchers how to use the statistical program SPSS to conduct statistical tests frequently done in SLA research. Using data sets from real SLA studies, A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS shows newcomers to both statistics and...
Published September 2nd 2009 by Routledge
Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of...
Published November 18th 2009 by Routledge
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...
Published May 5th 2010 by Routledge