Monday, May 11, 2009

MA Dissertation XII

The concept of parallel forms reliability (Weir, 2004, p25) is essential for the items I'll be using to collect data. So, for example, Item A must not vary too far away from Item B in terms of elicited forms and lexis. If A was "write an email to your friend about your last holiday", say, B should be something like "write an informal article for website about your home town". Thus register and lexis would be mostly overlapping.