East Shikoku JALT, December event

Psychometrics in Applied Linguistics
Ian Isemonger

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Ian Isemonger of Kochi Women’s University talked the group through the
methodology behind the creation of psychological instruments: constructions and
operationalizations. An intelligent discussion ensued.

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Event Announcement

Psychometrics in Applied Linguistics
Ian Isemonger
In this presentation, Ian Isemonger, Associate Professor at Kochi Women’s University, will give a presentation entitled Psychometrics in Applied Linguistics. After a general survey of how psychometrics is relevant to applied linguistics, this presentation will focus on instruments that claim to measure various psychological constructs. These instruments are frequently suggested to teachers as a means of profiling students in the classroom so that they can assist those with particular problems or needs. This presentation will explain the psychometric theory behind such instruments, and methods for determining their validity, so as to enable teachers to make better choices of instrument.
Ian is a specialist in psychometrics and has recently been published in Studies in Second Language Acquisition (in press, March, 2007) where he has criticized Rod Ellis in a rebuttal to a major study of the psychometrics of implicit and explicit knowledge. He has also published in other leading international journals such as Educational and Psychological Measurement. Ian’s teaching background over 13 years in Asia includes posts at four universities in Thailand, Korea and Japan.
Place: Kochi Women’s University, Eikokuji Campus, Room 351, 3rd floor (signs will be posted). 5-15 Eikokuji-cho, Kochi City.
Date: Saturday, December 16th
Time: 1:00 – 2:30
Cost for one-day members: 500 yen; for JALT members: free

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