LINGUIST List 23.3170

Tue Jul 24 2012

FYI: IRIS: A Database of L2 Data Collection Instruments

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 23-Jul-2012
From: Emma Marsden <>
Subject: IRIS: A Database of L2 Data Collection Instruments
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IRIS - the new database of instruments and materials used to collectdata in second language research - is now available at

Researchers can upload and download materials used in published L2research and in approved PhD theses, from all theoretical andmethodological perspectives.

The database is searchable by author, research area, instrument type,L1, L2, target feature, amongst many other parameters.

A few examples of data collection materials are: interview protocols,language tests, observation schedules, pictures, questionnaires,software scripts, sound files, teaching intervention tasks, word lists, butthere are many other possibilities.

IRIS aims to enhance the visibility and transparency of primaryresearch tools, facilitating replication and research agendas acrossdifferent contexts.

Materials submitted are licensed under Creative Commons Licensing.The IRIS team can digitize paper and analogue materials, and help youto pursue any permission requests. Please email

IRIS is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and theBritish Academy. It is directed byEmma Marsden ( Alison Mackey (

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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