Construction of a Tool for the Identification of Electronic Dictionary Users’ Skills: Test Specification and Content Validity

By November 23, 2016,
Page168-178
AuthorZoe Gavriilidou, Stavroula Mavrommatidou
TitleConstruction of a Tool for the Identification of Electronic Dictionary Users’ Skills: Test Specification and Content Validity
AbstractThe present paper reports results regarding the development and validation of the Strategy Inventory for Electronic Dictionary Use (S. I. E. D. U.) which is a reliable 5-Likert scale self-report instrument consisting of 59 Questions for assessing users’ skills and strategies in online electronic dictionary searches. Following Gavriilidou’s (2013) Strategy Inventory for Dictionary Use (S.I.D.U.) structure, for assessing dictionary use strategies, the S.I.E.D.U includes five subscales: a. Dictionary use awareness skills, b. Dictionary selection strategies, c. Strategies for lemmatization and acquaintance with dictionary conventions, d. Navigation skills and e. Look-up strategies in the new electronic environments. The method of multiple judges was adopted for the control of content validity of the pilot version of S.I.E.D.U. The Cronbach Alpha coefficient was employed in order to provide a measure of the reliability of S.I.E.D.U. Internal consistency of the five subscales and the overall scale of the S.I.E.D.U. ranged from good to excellent.
SessionResearch On Dictionary Use
Keywordsonline dictionary; electronic lexicography; dictionary strategies; dictionary reference skills; instrument validation
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2016-014,
author={Zoe Gavriilidou, Stavroula Mavrommatidou},
title={Construction of a Tool for the Identification of Electronic Dictionary Users’ Skills: Test Specification and Content Validity},
pages={168-178},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2016},
month={sep},
date={6-10},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},
isbn={978-9941-13-542-2},
}
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