VERBAL REPORTS AS A METHOD TO ELICIT LEXICAL PROCESSING STRATEGIES

  • Kusumarasdyati Kusumarasdyati TESOL Department, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Keywords: research methods, verbal report, think aloud, verbal protocol, protocol analysis, reading, vocabulary, strategies.

Abstract

The present paper addresses the advantages and the limitations of using verbal reports in a study on the lexical processing strategies of learners' reading in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Indonesia. While verbal reports offer invaluable data in exploring mental processing, caution should be applied in its use; consequently, a number of actions need to be taken to minimize the limitations to obtain more valid data.

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Published
2007-02-06
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