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ERIC Number: EJ1023768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
A Review of the Use of Script-Based Tracking in CALL Research for Data Sharing: Applications Providing Meaning Aids
Hwu, Fenfang
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v26 n4 p350-370 2013
Using script-based tracking to gain insights into the way students learn or process language information can be traced as far back as to the 1980s. Nevertheless, researchers continue to face challenges in collecting and studying this type of data. The objective of this study is to propose data sharing through data repositories as a way to (a) ease the challenges that researchers face in collecting and studying this type of tracking data in non-CMC environments, (b) increase the use of this type of data to gain insights into second language learning, and (c) synthesize and enhance CALL research. To this end, the study outlines the functions of a potential data repository and reviews extant research studies. The review focuses on computer applications that used meaning aids to make the meaning of language items accessible during reading activities. The goal is to identify the required data fields for such repository by taking into account existing research studies. Finally, the study provides two potential research studies to exemplify how researchers can use the aggregated data from the repository to study research questions. Consequently, they may be able to draw stronger conclusions, thus enhancing the generalizability of CALL findings.
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Language: English
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