The Sixth Annual Conference of EALTA, Turku, Finland
4th - 7th of June, 2009

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Qualitative Methods in Language Testing and Assessment

 

PROGRAMME

 

Leaders: Jayanti Banerjee & Spiros Papageorgiou, University of Michigan


Tuesday 2nd June

09.00 – 10.30 Introductions
Overview of qualitative methods in language testing and assessment
(PDF 391 KB)
Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00
Verbal Protocols (1) (PDF 156 KB)
• Introduction
• Practical task
Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Verbal Protocols (2)
• Developing a framework for analysis
• Practical task
Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Introduction to computer-assisted qualitative data analysis
(PDF 240 KB)

 

Wednesday 3rd June

09.00 – 10.30 Review of Day One
Conversation Analysis (1) (PDF 56 KB)
• Introduction
• Practical task (Example PDF 105 KB)
Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00
Conversation Analysis (2)
• Practical task (cont.)
• Presentations of analysis
Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Analysis of written language (1) (PDF 267 KB)
• Review of analytical approaches (including lexical diversity, syntactic complexity, and grammatical accuracy)
Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Analysis of written language (2)
• Practical task

 

Thursday 4th June

09.00 – 10.30 Review of Day Two
Analysis of written language (3)
• Introduction to Discourse Analysis (PDF 60 KB)
• Practical task
Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00
Analysis of written language (4)
• Reflection on Discourse Analysis
Wrap-up discussion
• Presenting the results of qualitative analyses
• The challenges of proof

 

References (PDF 149 KB)

Workshop Evaluation Report (PDF 145 KB)


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