How valid are domain experts' judgements of workplace communication? Implications for setting standards on the Occupational English Test (OET) Writing sub-test
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The study investigates and revises the minimum standards of the Occupational English Test’s (OET) Writing sub-test (a specific-purpose language (LSP) test for health professionals) via the process of ‘standard setting’. The thesis proposes a framework for validating these standards drawing on multiple sources of evidence. It concludes that domain experts (in this case doctors) can make defensible judgements about workplace communication.
Simon Davidson, University of Melbourne