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An A-Z of applied linguistics research methods

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Thus, if the chi-square value is significant, it is easy to know where the differences occur because if counts are significantly higher in one cell, then they are lower in another. However, it is also possible to create larger contingency tables in which variables have three or more levels, In such cases, it is not possible to know specifically which cells have higher or lower than expected frequency counts. Thus, in larger contingency tables, it is necessary to calculate residuals (similar to z-scores) for each cell which then indicate how much each observation differs from what is expected.

If the 100-point test were assessing overall proficiency, we could also assume in this case that the difference in proficiency between a score of 50 and 51 was equal to the difference between 95 and 96. It is possible to calculate means and standard deviations for continuous variables; consequently, they can be used in meansbased inferential statistics, such as t-tests and ANOVAs, as well as correlational statistics. Technically, continuous variables do not contain an absolute zero point on their measurement scales, where zero indicates a complete absence of the characteristic being measured.

For example, researchers may wish to look at how accurately learners use the past tense when describing their weekend activities. Alternatively, researchers may wish to examine how conversational partners structure their turn-taking during a classroom discussion. Language production can also be analyzed for the semantic content that it contains. For example, interview data are often analyzed for the themes that individuals express, rather than for the specific language forms used. And of course, as with other types of linguistic data, corpus analytic techniques can also be applied to the language used.

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