Using Surveys in Language Programs

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This text presents a comprehensive but practical overview of how to develop and implement effective survey projects. This book presents a comprehensive but practical overview of the different phases and activities involved in the development and implementation of effective survey projects by language teaching professionals. It is accessible to graduate students, language teachers, administrators, and researchers. The theoretical and practical issues involved in survey design are defined and discussed. Each ...

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Overview

This text presents a comprehensive but practical overview of how to develop and implement effective survey projects. This book presents a comprehensive but practical overview of the different phases and activities involved in the development and implementation of effective survey projects by language teaching professionals. It is accessible to graduate students, language teachers, administrators, and researchers. The theoretical and practical issues involved in survey design are defined and discussed. Each chapter includes a list of key terms, a set of review questions, and a collection of exercises for practical application. Language teaching professionals will find all the crucial information needed to survey students and teachers about their beliefs and practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521796569
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Planning a survey project 1
2 Designing a survey instrument 30
3 Gathering and compiling survey data 71
4 Analyzing survey data statistically 114
5 Analyzing survey data qualitatively 212
6 Reporting on a survey project 253
App. A Language testing course description questionnaire 273
App. B TESOL Research Task Force questionnaire 279
App. C Reading course evaluation questionnaire for students 284
App. D Reading course evaluation interview questions for ESL teachers 287
App. E Reading course evaluation: Non-ESL faculty questionnaire 288
App. F Foreign TA training project needs analysis: Interview questionnaire sheet 290
App. G: Example cover letter 292
App. H Second language teaching and curriculum survey: Teaching assistant and lecturer support services in Manoa language courses 294
App. I Language teaching activity preference survey 297
References 299
Name index 307
Subject index 311
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