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Research methods to investigate emotions in independent language learning: A focus on think-aloud verbal protocols

Stella Hurd

in Independent Language Learning

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083640
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0007
Research methods to investigate emotions in independent language learning: A focus on think-aloud verbal protocols

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This methodologically focused chapter discusses some of the main issues relating to affect and outlines reasons why the study of emotions is important to understanding the processes of language learning and teaching. It also explores the difficulty of investigating emotions and suggests methods for doing so that might be the most effective. The chapter outlines how her experience of using think-aloud verbal protocols has persuaded her of their value as a tool for revealing participants' thought processes.

Keywords: affect; emotion; think aloud; verbal protocol; thought process; cognition; behaviour; independent language learning

Chapter.  5215 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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