Introspective Techniques

  • Sandra Lee McKay


  1. 1.

    What do you think the term ‘introspective techniques’ refers to?

  2. 2.

    How could we find out what language learners are thinking as they do a language task like reading or writing?

  3. 3.

    Why would you use diaries in a qualitative research project? What data could you collect using them?

  4. 4.

    What are some ways you can encourage your research project respondents to tell you about their real opinions and attitudes rather than telling you what they think you, as the researcher or their teacher, want to hear?



Language Learning Language Acquisition Verbal Report Diary Entry Reading Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Lee McKay
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  1. 1.San Francisco State UniversityUSA

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