Investigating the Role of Test Methods in Testing Reading Comprehension: A Process-Focused Perspective

Kong, Jufang

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-04-08
  • 售價: $3,720
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,534
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 212
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 9811370206
  • ISBN-13: 9789811370205
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This book explores the construct of reading comprehension by means of two main test methods. Research methods like the think aloud protocol and eye tracking are employed to tap into test-takers' cognitive processes while engaged in input text meaning building, and in test tasks. The book is the first systematic attempt to explore test-takers' cognitive processes through the control of test methods, and presents findings in visualized form including processing route maps and eye fixation heat maps. It offers readers essential support with "digging into" and analyzing data that has to date remained difficult to access.


Dr. Jufang Kong is a lecturer and Dean of the Teaching Research section of the College of Foreign Languages at Zhejiang Normal University, China. She holds a PhD in Language Testing and Assessment from Shanghai International Studies University and was a visiting student at the School of Education, University of Leicester, during her PhD studies. Her research interests include assessing reading skills, language test validation and assessing young language learners. In 2017, she received approval for the Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Project.