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ERIC Number: ED504859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-8
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Variations in the Analysis of Written Recall Protocols
Chang, Yuh-Fang
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While researchers generally quantify the amount of information that learners recall correctly in order to measure reading comprehension, the unit of analysis adopted to score the recall protocol differs. Whether and how different scoring systems bring about a different picture of L2 reading comprehension, however, remains unexplored. This study attempted to: (1) identify the commonly used scoring/analysis systems in the L2 reading literature and (2) make an in-depth comparison among the scoring systems. The results revealed that the recall scores generated by the three systems are highly correlated even though the principles behind each scoring system differ. These three scoring systems, however, differ in how straightforward and objective they are in allowing researchers to judge the correctness of learner's responses in their recalls. (The reading text is appended. Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan