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Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Listening comprehension in English, as one of the most fundamental skills, has an essential role in the process of learning English. Mokken scale analysis (MSA) is a probabilistic-nonparametric approach to item response theory (IRT) which determines the one-dimensionality and scalability of test. Mokken scaling techniques are a useful tool for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Nonparametric Statistics, Item Response Theory
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Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Listening comprehension in English, as one of the most fundamental skills, has an essential role in the process of learning English. Non-parametric item Response Theory (NIRT) is a probabilistic-nonparametric approach to item response theory (IRT) which determines the one-dimensionality and adaptability of test. NIRT techniques are a useful tool…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Alavi, Seyyed Mohammad; Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2013
The present study investigates the construct validation of Translation Competence Questionnaire (TCQ) in the context of Iran. For this purpose, one hundred ninety seven EFL learners, whose major was translation studies at Tabaran, Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran, were asked to participate in the study and fill in the questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construct Validity, Translation, Competence
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Ghaemi, Hamed; Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
The current study aims at investigating the impact of Audio/Voice conferencing, as a new approach to teaching speaking, on the speaking performance and/or speaking band score of IELTS candidates. Experimental group subjects participated in an audio conferencing class while those of the control group enjoyed attending in a traditional IELTS…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ghaemi, Hamed; Ghaemi, Hamide – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
Language testing is not limited to assessing the performance of ordinary learners. It is also needed in other field such as assessing the ability of children with disabilities, those who have language disorders. Although a great deal of research has been carried out in the realm of stuttering, researchers still do not know why some children…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Structural Equation Models, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement
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Alavi, Mohammad; Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a statistical method used for testing and estimating causal relations using a combination of statistical data and qualitative causal assumptions. This paper reports two studies done by the researchers through the application of SEM. In the first study the relationship between EFL learners' affective constructs…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, English (Second Language), Goodness of Fit, Correlation