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ERIC Number: EJ831576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Developing a Questionnaire to Investigate Second Language Learners' Preferences for Two Types of Form-Focused Instruction
Spada, Nina; Barkaoui, Khaled; Peters, Colette; So, Margaret; Valeo, Antonella
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v37 n1 p70-81 Mar 2009
In this paper, we report on the process of developing and validating a questionnaire to explore second language learners' preferences for two types of form-focused instruction (FFI): isolated and integrated FFI. Three types of evidence regarding the validity of the questionnaire were collected: content, reliability and construct. Content validity was obtained from expert judges and Cronbach's alpha was used to measure the internal consistency reliability of the isolated and integrated FFI scales. A principal components analysis was used to assess the construct validity of isolated and integrated FFI. The results indicated that the questionnaire was both a valid and reliable measure of isolated and integrated FFI. We conclude by discussing some of the ways in which the questionnaire has evolved since its use in this study, how it has been used in related research and plans for its implementation in future studies. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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