Language Testing Research Centre seminar: Studying listening test-takers’ response processes: challenges and opportunities

Studying listening test-takers’ response processes: challenges and opportunities

Date: 25 May 2021

Presenter: Dr Franz Holzknecht

Summary

In this talk, Dr Franz Holzknecht outlined 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.

Response processes – definition

“The mechanisms that underlie what people do, think, or feel when interacting with, and responding to, the [test] item or task and are responsible for generating observed test score variation.”

Hubley & Zumbo, 2017, p. 2