Second language listening strategy research: methodological challenges and perspectives
Santos, Denise, Graham, Suzanne and Vanderplank, Robert. (2008) Second language listening strategy research: methodological challenges and perspectives. Evaluation & Research in Education, Vol.21 (No.2). pp. 111-133. ISSN 0950-0790Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500790802152183
This paper explores methodological issues related to research into second language listening strategies. We argue that a number of central questions regarding research methodology in this line of enquiry are underexamined, and we engage in the discussion of three key methodological questions: (1) To what extent is a verbal report a valid and reliable way of eliciting information about strategies? (2) Should we control for learners’ level of linguistic knowledge when examining their listening strategy use? and (3) What are the problems surrounding the analysis of data gained through verbal reports? We discuss each of these three methodological issues within the framework of a research project investigating listening strategies deployed by learners of French in secondary schools in England. Implications from these findings for future research are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Evaluation & Research in Education|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 111-133|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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