Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.
D<:o>rnyei (applied linguistics, U. of Nottingham, UK) has some 15 years of experience in using questionnaires in his research on language learning motivation. He offers this practical textbook for use in courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in language acquisition programs in linguistics, psychology, and education departments. Coverage includes the nature, merits, and shortcomings of questionnaires; the construction and administration of the questionnaire; and processing questionnaire data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)