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ERIC Number: EJ1062259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 23
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ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
The Utility and Application of Mixed-Effects Models in Second Language Research
Linck, Jared A.; Cunnings, Ian
Language Learning, v65 nS1 p185-207 Jun 2015
Second language acquisition researchers often face particular challenges when attempting to generalize study findings to the wider learner population. For example, language learners constitute a heterogeneous group, and it is not always clear how a study's findings may generalize to other individuals who may differ in terms of language background and proficiency, among many other factors. In this paper, we provide an overview of how mixed-effects models can be used to help overcome these and other issues in the field of second language acquisition. We provide an overview of the benefits of mixed-effects models and a practical example of how mixed-effects analyses can be conducted. Mixed-effects models provide second language researchers with a powerful statistical tool in the analysis of a variety of different types of data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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