Questionnaires in Dictionary Use Research: A Reexamination

By November 17, 2016,
Page 267-271
Author Robert Lew
Title Questionnaires in Dictionary Use Research: A Reexamination
Abstract The present paper re-examines the usefulness of questionnaires in dictionary use research, using Glynn Hatherall's well-known criticism of questionnaires as a starting point. It is argued here that charges directed at questionnaires apply equally easily to the alternatives suggested by Hatherall. It is claimed that some research questions require a questionnaire approach. It is also demonstrated through example that unreliability of questionnaire-based studies may well result from design factors unrelated to questionnaires themselves. Use of multiple methods and careful design is advocated. Finally, suggestions are offered for improving questionnaire design in dictionary use research.
Session Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
author = {Robert Lew},
title = {Questionnaires in Dictionary Use Research: A Reexamination },
pages = {267-271},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2002},
month = {aug},
date = {13-17},
address = {KĂžbenhavn, Denmark},
editor = {Anna Braasch and Claus Povlsen},
publisher = {Center for Sprogteknologi},
isbn = {87-90708-09-1},