Moving Towards Better Quantitative Data Analysis in FLL Research

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Paul Collett, Shimonoseki City University

Although null hypothesis statistical testing (NHST) is the dominant method for quantitative data analysis in foreign language learning research, it is a misused and inappropriate methodology. A brief outline of some of the problems with this methodology will be presented along with some suggestions on alternative data analysis methods that can either supplement or replace NHST and ideally contribute to better research practices in foreign language learning research.