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The Resource An exploratory study into the construct validity of a reading comprehension test in Russian : triangulation of data sources, by Victoria Victorovna Baird

An exploratory study into the construct validity of a reading comprehension test in Russian : triangulation of data sources, by Victoria Victorovna Baird

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An exploratory study into the construct validity of a reading comprehension test in Russian : triangulation of data sources
Title
An exploratory study into the construct validity of a reading comprehension test in Russian
Title remainder
triangulation of data sources
Statement of responsibility
by Victoria Victorovna Baird
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recent research in reading comprehension has shifted its focus from reading processes to examining test-taking processes as part of construct validation. The purpose of the present study is to conduct an exploratory investigation of the construct validity in a reading comprehension test in Russian using different data sources: strategies, item content and item performance. It seeks to answer the following questions: 1) Is there any relationship among test-taking strategies, item content and item performance on a test of reading comprehension in Russian as a second language? 2) If so, what kind of relationship is there?
  • To find answers to these questions, a reading test was given to thirty-one students from Brigham Young University. It consisted of five passages of various levels of difficulty and twenty-seven multiple-choice questions. Two pilot studies (N=19) were conducted prior. Special software was designed to record students' strategies while they were taking the test
  • All written protocols were analyzed and categorized into different types of strategies according to Anderson's (1991) list of strategies. All data was classified by the researcher. A sample of every tenth written protocol was categorized by two independent raters. Eighty-four percent agreement was obtained for interrater reliability. The data were submitted to the independent-samples chi-square analyses
  • The results showed significant relationships among strategies and types of questions, strategies and item difficulty, and strategies and item discrimination. This study also emphasized the usefulness of written protocols as a method of getting information about mental processes while test takers are taking an L2 reading comprehension test. The study supports that test takers use certain strategies depending on question type and item difficulty which confirms other recent studies in SLA
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Linguistics
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
An exploratory study into the construct validity of a reading comprehension test in Russian : triangulation of data sources, by Victoria Victorovna Baird
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 47-50)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
viii, 133 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn377664880
Label
An exploratory study into the construct validity of a reading comprehension test in Russian : triangulation of data sources, by Victoria Victorovna Baird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 47-50)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
viii, 133 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn377664880

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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