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British Journal of Educational Technology, 44, E52–E56. Cohen, J. (1988). ). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. , & Oswald, F. L. (2014). How big is “big”? Interpreting effect sizes in L 2 research. Language Learning, 64, 878–912. Wa-Mbaleka, S. (2006). A meta-analysis investigating the effects of reading on second language vocabulary learning. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Northern Arizona University. Won, M. (2008). The effects of vocabulary instruction on English language learners: A metaanalysis.

However, gathering corpus data in a representative and appropriate fashion (parallel to a sample of human Correlation 37 participants) can be both deceptively difficult and time-consuming (Egbert, Biber, & Gray, forthcoming). There are also corpora of oral language, though these are less common due to the logistical constraints involved in transcribing spoken discourse. In addition, although many corpora consist of native language speaker data, a number of corpora of second language learner production have also been compiled and analyzed for different purposes.

Paradigmatic controversies, contradictions, and emerging confluences. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. , pp. 163–188). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Richards, K. (2003). Qualitative inquiry in TESOL. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Construct validity How well a specific instrument measures the object (or construct) that it is intended to measure. For example, a test in which learners have to write a story is not a good measure of oral proficiency; an oral storytelling task would be more appropriate and therefore have greater construct validity.

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