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ERIC Number: EJ824643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0790
Second Language Listening Strategy Research: Methodological Challenges and Perspectives
Santos, Denise; Graham, Suzanne; Vanderplank, Robert
Evaluation and Research in Education, v21 n2 p111-133 2008
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)