Edited by Rosa M. Manchón and Julio Roca de Larios
[Research Methods in Applied Linguistics 5] 2023
► pp. 337–363
This chapter provides a reflection on the methodological decisions taken in a study that investigated the affordances of diverse data collection procedures for inspecting depth of processing of written corrective feedback, namely think-aloud protocols, written languaging, and a combination of both. We will start by formulating the overall aims and the specific questions guiding the study and by providing a synthetic account of the rationale behind our aims and methods. In the main part of the chapter, we will report (i) the main challenges and problems experienced when analysing the data as well as the solutions adopted; and (ii) the kind of data on feedback processing provided by the three data collection procedures used in the study. We will close with methodological conclusions for future studies intended to shed light on depth of processing of written corrective feedback.