Dr Taguhi Sahakyan's new proposal for enhancing the quality of research is published in TESOL Quarterly
Member checking is one of the key instruments ensuring the quality of qualitative research which is commonly associated with participants' approval of data accuracy. Considering the multiple drawbacks of the traditional member-checking methods, this article presents an alternative technique—diagrammatic elicitation. I illustrate how this approach was implemented in a study of six Armenian EFL teachers' self-development and motivation. The data were collected in three phases over a period of 6 months using semi-structured interviews, journal writing, and unstructured classroom observations followed by post-observation interviews. I argue that diagrammatic elicitation makes member checking more participatory empowering participants and engaging them in the research process resulting in constructing the meaning with the researcher. Furthermore, it stimulates deeper reflections uncovering hidden aspects of participants' experiences leading to a more in-depth understanding of the researched phenomenon which contributes to the quality of research.
Dr Diana Mazgutova's open-access article co-authored with Dr Gareth McCray has been published in Emerging Technologies and Writing: Pedagogy and Research special issue of Frontiers in Communication journal. In our exploratory study, we focus on revision as a fundamental part of the writing process that is particularly important in the production of high-quality academic writing. We examine the application...
Dr Huahui Zhao's open-access article on a process- and future-oriented assessment recently published in Teaching in Higher Education
Drawing upon sequential online surveys and interviews with undergraduate students, this study unveiled the entanglement among accessibility, understanding and usefulness of AC for assessment and learning. It uncovered the different effectiveness of varied ways of tutors introducing AC to students and students’ expectations of how tutors could implement AC in assessment and teaching. It highlighted...
Prof. Alice Deignan's new book about linguistic challenges in primary to secondary school transition accepted for publication
We are delighted to announce that CLER’s Alice Deignan, along with Duygu Candarli & Florence Oxley have had their new book accepted for publication! Please click here for further details.