Topic: Studying listening test-takers’ response processes: challenges and opportunities
Date: 16:00-17.00pm, Tuesday 25th May (AEST)
Listening test-takers’ response processes have traditionally been under-researched in language testing, despite their central role in validity arguments. A possible reason for this relative lack of studies is the methodological challenge associated with collecting and analysing listeners’ response process data. In this talk, Dr. Franz Holzknecht will outline two large-scale studies on listening test-takers’ response processes which utilised techniques common in other validation research, such as eye-tracking and mixed-effects modelling. Dr. Holzknecht will discuss implications for future listening test validation research.
Dr. Franz Holzknecht works as an advanced researcher at the University of Applied Sciences in Special Needs Education in Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are mainly in listening and writing assessment, response processes as part of validity evidence, and sign language testing. He has published his work in Language Testing, Assessing Writing, Papers in Language Testing and Assessment, and in several book chapters.
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