Focus on Research: IRIS for teachers and researchers

Emma Josephine Marsden, Julia Key, Alison Mackey

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Instruments for Research Into Second Language Learning and Teaching (IRIS) is a digital repository of materials used to collect data for research into second and foreign language learning and teaching. Since its launch in August 2012, it has attracted considerable interest internationally, with more than 10,000 hits and around 2,500 downloads. One of the aims of the project, which benefits from a wide support network of leading journal editors, research and teaching associations, is to make instruments used to collect second language data more easily accessible for teachers, as well as for novice and experienced researchers. Here, we describe the resource and suggest how it is useful for teachers interested in research.

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This is an author produced version of a paper published in TESOL Connections. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.


  • Second language teaching

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