LINGUIST List 15.189

Tue Jan 20 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Dornyei

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Message 1: Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Dornyei

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 12:16:26 -0500 (EST)
From: cathleenpetree <cathleenpetreeearthlink.net>
Subject: Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Dornyei


Title: Questionnaires in Second Language Research
Subtitle: Construction, Administration, and Processing
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition Research Series
	 (Gass/Schachter)
			
Publication Year: 2003			
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/		 
			
Author: Zoltan Dornyei, University of Nottingham 

Hardback: ISBN: 0805846727, Pages: 160, Price: $37.50
Paperback: ISBN: 0805839097, Pages: 160, Price: $19.95
			
Abstract:

Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction,
Administration, and Processing is the first summary in the second
language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use
questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. The
popularity of questionnaires in data-collection for second language
research is due to their easy construction, versatility, and quick
processing by means of either quantitative or qualitative
methods. Indeed, the frequency of use of self-report questionnaires in
the L2 field is surpassed only by language proficiency tests.

However, in spite of the wide application of questionnaires in second
language research, there is insufficient awareness of the theory of
questionnaire design and processing. One reason for the poor awareness
of questionnaire theory among language researchers is the absence of
relevant summaries and training materials in second language
literature.

This volume fills the gap and offers a thorough overview of the theory
of questionnaire design, administration, and processing made
accessible by concrete, real-life second language research
applications. A practical conclusion summarizes the main points of
questionnaire theory in a handy straightforward checklist. The book
can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research
methodology and survey research in language acquisition programs found
in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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