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The IRIS repository: Advancing research practice and methodology

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Publication date1/01/2016
Host publicationAdvancing Methodology and Practice: The IRIS Repository of Instruments for Research into Second Languages
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781135052256
ISBN (Print)9780415833639
<mark>Original language</mark>English


How we elicit our data is at the heart of empirical research. Debates around theories and constructs very often center around concerns about exactly how data were collected-Did the measure allow access to conscious reflection? Did the stimulus result in learners behaving realistically? Did any unintended factors impact our results and compromise our ability to explain them? Did we take into account the perspectives of targeted stakeholders? Improvements to how we collect our data can often lead to more persuasive tests of theory or constructs and/or more convincing applications in the real world.