This assignment, due before our next class meeting (11/09) asks you to develop a new questionnaire, or adapt/revise an existing one. Here are the steps:
- Read the rest of chapter 2 of the "Questionnaires" book. In order to help solve the problem of scanning quality, I found a PDF of an older edition of the complete book (on the menu on the right side of this page, under "Readings"). Even though it is an older edition, this particular chapter is almost the same.
- After reading chapter 2, look at two related instruments, co-authored by Zoltan Dornyei himself: a questionnaire on motivation, and a grouping of the multi-item scales. Notice how these documents exemplify the points Dornyei makes in the chapter.
- You will now produce, reuse, or recycle (this is a very ecologically-sensitive assignment!) your own questionnaires. You have 3 options: 1) Make a new questionnaire (for example, that could be used in research that you are currently or planning on conducting); 2) Revise a questionnaire you have already constructed, based on Chapter 2 of the "Questionnaires" book; 3) Adapt an existing questionnaire for your own present/future research purposes. For this last option, you should consult the "Iris Database" (see link on the blog menu on right), and/or consult the list of "Selected Published L2 Questionnaires" at the end of the Dornyei book. If that does not help you, then let me know and I can try to guide you further.
- In all cases above, you will also attach a brief introduction to the questionnaire, which will contain a research question, a rationale explain why it is needed and how it (help) answer the research question, a brief description of the population. Also useful is some explanation of how it would be administered. Below are some examples to help you.
Example Questionnaire 1
Example Questionnaire 2
Example Questionnaire 3
Also remember to send me your (evolving) Research Questions before our next class meeting!