Investigating the Role of Test Methods in Testing Reading Comprehension

A Process-Focused Perspective

  • Jufang Kong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-212

About this book


This book explores the construct of reading comprehension by means of two main test methods. Research methods like the think aloud protocol and eye tracking are employed to tap into test-takers’ cognitive processes while engaged in input text meaning building, and in test tasks. The book is the first systematic attempt to explore test-takers’ cognitive processes through the control of test methods, and presents findings in visualized form including processing route maps and eye fixation heat maps. It offers readers essential support with “digging into” and analyzing data that has to date remained difficult to access.


Language Testing Applied Linguistics Reading Comprehension Test Method Test-Takers’ Cognitive Processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Jufang Kong
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  1. 1.Zhejiang Normal UniversityJinhuaChina

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