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Eye-tracking as a research method in language testing

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Publication date1/01/2022
Host publicationResearch Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics: A Reference Guide
EditorsHassan Mohebbi, Christine Coombe
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (electronic)9783030791438
ISBN (print)9783030791421
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameSpringer Texts in Education
ISSN (Print)2366-7672
ISSN (electronic)2366-7680


Eye-tracking, which involves the recording of people’s eye movements, has only recently been adopted as a research method in the fields of second language learning and testing. This chapter provides examples of studies that have demonstrated how eye-tracking methodology can inform language test theory, development, and validation. It also illustrates the type of research questions it could help answer, while pointing out the need for methodological adaptations to fit the context of language testing.