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Conducting Reaction Time Research in Second Language Studies





ISBN 9780415879347
Published December 20, 2011 by Routledge
282 Pages

 
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This book offers a general introduction to reaction time research as relevant to Second Language Studies and explores a collection of tasks and paradigms that are often used in such research. It provides a lucid explanation of the technical aspects of collecting reaction time data and outlines crucial research principles and concepts that will ensure accurate data. In addition, Conducting Reaction Time Research in Second Language Studies provides step-by-step instructions for using DMDX, a software program widely used for conducting reaction time research. From general guidelines to techniques to working with data, this complete "why and how" guide for conducting reaction time research is ideal for both students/beginners and more seasoned researchers.

Table of Contents

CH 1: Introducing Reaction Time Research. CH 2: Basic Concepts and General Guidelines. CH 3: Lexical and Phonological Tasks. CH 4: Semantic Tasks. CH 5: Sentence-Based Tasks. Appendix A: Tutorial for DMDX.

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Biography

Nan Jiang is Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland.