Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment Volume I: Fundamental Techniques is a resource book that presents the most fundamental techniques of quantitative data analysis in the field of language assessment. Each chapter provides an accessible explanation of the selected technique, a review of language assessment studies that have used the technique, and finally, an example of an authentic study that uses the technique. Readers also get a taste of how to apply each technique through the help of supplementary online resources that include sample data sets and guided instructions. Language assessment students, test designers, and researchers should find this a unique reference as it consolidates theory and application of quantitative data analysis in language assessment.

chapter |12 pages


ByVahid Aryadoust, Michelle Raquel

section Section I|68 pages

Test development, reliability, and generalizability

chapter 1|15 pages

Item analysis in language assessment

ByRita Green

chapter 2|24 pages

Univariate generalizability theory in language assessment

ByYasuyo Sawaki, Xiaoming Xi

chapter 3|27 pages

Multivariate generalizability theory in language assessment

ByKirby C. Grabowski, Rongchan Lin

section Section II|95 pages

Unidimensional Rasch measurement

chapter 4|20 pages

Applying Rasch measurement in language assessment

Unidimensionality and local independence
ByJason Fan, Trevor Bond

chapter 7|23 pages

Many-facet Rasch measurement

Implications for rater-mediated language assessment
ByThomas Eckes

section Section III|85 pages

Univariate and multivariate statistical analysis

chapter 8|19 pages

Analysis of differences between groups

The t-test and the analysis of variance (ANOVA) in language assessment
ByTuğba Elif Toprak

chapter 9|21 pages

Application of ANCOVA and MANCOVA in language assessment research

ByZhi Li, Michelle Y. Chen

chapter 10|24 pages

Application of linear regression in language assessment

ByDaeryong Seo, Husein Taherbhai

chapter 11|19 pages

Application of exploratory factor analysis in language assessment

ByLimei Zhang, Wenshu Luo