LINGUIST List 26.1127

Fri Feb 27 2015

Calls: English, Applied Linguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 25-Feb-2015
From: Ferran Gesa <>
Subject: Workshop on Reliability and Validity in SLA Research
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Full Title: Workshop on Reliability and Validity in SLA Research

Date: 11-Jun-2015 - 12-Jun-2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Joan Carles Mora
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 12-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

The GRAL Research Group (UB) and the doctoral students in the Applied Linguistics PhD Program at the Universitat de Barcelona are organizing a workshop on the topic of Reliability and Validity of Instruments and Measures in SLA Research: Facing Dilemmas in Data Selection, Analysis and Reporting.

This workshop aims at discussing common dilemmas within SLA research in reliability and validity assessment, and data reporting and selection. The workshop will address the following issues:

1. Methods and techniques used to assess the reliability and validity of testing instruments and measures
2. Sample selection, representability and generalizability
3. Data reporting techniques.
4. Managing outliers in qualitative and quantitave paradigms

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstracts for individual papers on any area of SLA from either quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods paradigm.

The focus of the paper should be on such issues as:

- Construct validity
- Sample selection
- Handling of data in empirical research
- Data analysis and reporting
- The choice of measures in data analysis
- Assessment of the reliability and validity of instruments and measures
- The role, the choice and the application of tools

A submission should include a title, an abstract (300 words maximum, excluding references), and a brief summary for the conference program (50 words maximum). Name, affiliation, and email address should be provided on a separate page. The language of the workshop is English.

Each author may submit one individual abstract and one abstract in co-authorship. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and will be evaluated in terms of the overall quality and relevance to the topic of the workshop. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to:

´╗┐Important Dates:

The deadline for submission is April 12, 2015.

Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged. Authors will receive the notification concerning acceptance or rejection of their abstract by the end of April.

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