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VALIDATION IN LANGUAGE TESTING.Alister Cumming and RichardBerwick (Eds.). Philadelphia: Multilingual Matters, 1996. Pp. 258. $29.95 paper.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 1997

Jeff Connor-Linton
Affiliation:
Georgetown University

Abstract

This collection of papers is offered to “serve as a foundation point to illuminate the range of considerations and approaches” in language test construct validation research (p. 12), and it succeeds admirably. The studies represent a useful sample of validation research questions and methods. Research methods are carefully described and motivated, and many chapters have appendices containing original research materials. Discussion and interpretation of the results seem abridged in a few studies, but collectively the chapters present a clear and useful picture of the complexity of construct validation research.

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© 1997 Cambridge University Press

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