IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(2): 131-135 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.26

Validating the Japanese Bilingual Version of the Vocabulary Size Test

Richard Derrah and D. Edward Rowe
Abstract—This study uses Rasch analysis to validate the Japanese bilingual version of the 14,000-word level vocabulary size test. The test was given to two sets of students. The first group were students at a women`s university in Western university (N=27). The second group consisted of students from a high school also in western Japan (N=16). All participants (total N=43) completed the 140 question Japanese bilingual version of the 14,000-word level Vocabulary Size Test. The data was then analyzed using Winsteps software to perform Rasch analysis to check the validity of the test.

Index Terms—Vocabulary, Rasch analysis, testing.

Richard Derrah is with the Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan (e-mail: rderrah@yahoo.com).
D. Edward Rowe is with the Temple University Osaka, Kobe Women`s University, Japan (e-mail: dethrowe@gmail.com).

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Cite:Richard Derrah and D. Edward Rowe, "Validating the Japanese Bilingual Version of the Vocabulary Size Test," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 131-135, 2015.

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