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Multisite replication in second language acquisition research: Attention to form during listening and reading comprehension

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  • Kara Morgan-Short
  • Emma Josephine Marsden
  • Jeanne Heil
  • Bernard I. Issa II
  • Ronald P. Leow
  • Anna Mikhaylova
  • Sylwia Mikolajczak
  • Nina Moreno
  • Roumyana Slabakova
  • Pawel Szudarski


Publication details

JournalLanguage Learning
DateSubmitted - 22 Mar 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 23 Mar 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 24 May 2018
DatePublished (current) - 24 May 2018
Issue number2
Number of pages46
Pages (from-to)392-437
Early online date24/05/18
Original languageEnglish


We conducted a multi-site replication study with aspects of pre-registration in order to explore the feasibility of such an approach in second language (L2) research. To this end, we addressed open questions in a line of research that has examined whether having learners attend to form while reading or listening to a L2 passage interferes with comprehension (VanPatten, 1990; Leow, Hsieh, & Moreno, 2008). Our results are consistent with findings from the specific paradigm that we replicated (i.e., Leow et al., 2008) in that no effects were detected in analyses conducted over all sites. However, further investigation is warranted due to site-specific effects and methodological limitations. We found all aspects of the multi-site registered replication approach to be useful, although the registration mechanism itself appears to be a more feasible and useful first step in order to increase the robustness and generalizability of findings in our field. 

Bibliographical note

© 2017, The Authors.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS. Bernard I. Issa II, University of Tennessee; AnnaMikhaylova, University of Queensland; Sylwia Mikołajczak, University of AdamMickiewicz in Poznań; Nina Moreno, University of South Carolina; Ronald P.Leow, Georgetown University; Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton; PawełSzudarski, University of Nottingham

    Research areas

  • attention, multisite study, preregistration, replication, second language acquisition

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