ERIC Number: EJ829153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, and Reactivity: Two CALL Studies
Sanz, Cristina; Lin, Hui-Ju; Lado, Beatriz; Bowden, Harriet Wood; Stafford, Catherine A.
Language Learning, v59 n1 p33-71 Mar 2009
The article summarizes results from two experimental studies on reactivity. In the first experiment, 24 college-age participants received a computerized treatment that delivered a grammar lesson, practice, and feedback on assignment of semantic functions in Latin. Verbalizations did not induce reactivity on accuracy, but they slowed down posttest performance. The second experiment (N = 24), which did not include a grammar lesson, showed that thinking aloud had a facilitating effect. Our results suggest that reactivity depends not only on the task and on the nature of the assessment tool but also on the nature of the dependent variables (i.e., latency vs. accuracy). In contrast to previous SLA studies (with the exception of Sachs and Polio, 2007), our study advises researchers to exercise caution when implementing verbal protocols in their designs.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Semantics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Grammar, Latin, Language Research, College Students, Reaction Time, Linguistic Input, Protocol Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Student Evaluation
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