Attitudes of Language Teachers toward Multiple-Choice Item Writing Guidelines: An Exploratory Factor Analysis
1. Attitudes of Language Teachers toward Multiple-Choice Item Writing Guidelines: An Exploratory Factor Analysis

Mahdi Ganji; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 115-140

Abstract
  Previous research has shown that the construction of multiple-choice (MC) items is a very difficult task. As such, textbook writers have proposed some guidelines to help item writers ...  Read More
How Predictable Ratings are: The Role of Personality Traits
2. How Predictable Ratings are: The Role of Personality Traits

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 55-33

Abstract
  Previous research has shown that raters’ personality characteristics exert an influence on their ratings, skewing the results and invalidating the decisions made about students’ ...  Read More
Iranian EFL Raters’ Cognitive Processes in Rating IELTS Speaking Tasks: The Effect of Expertise
3. Iranian EFL Raters’ Cognitive Processes in Rating IELTS Speaking Tasks: The Effect of Expertise

Rajab Esfandiari; Payam Noor

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 41-76

Abstract
  Variations in rating the EFL learners’ oral performance are often attributed to the variations in the raters’ cognitive processes. Han’s (2016) 4-stage processing ...  Read More
Self-Regulated Learning Strategies as Predictors of Reading Comprehension
4. Self-Regulated Learning Strategies as Predictors of Reading Comprehension

Abbas Ali Zarei; Rajab Esfandiari; Azam Akbari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 34-21

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between self-regulated learning strategies and reading comprehension of Iranian EFL learners. The participants of the ...  Read More
A corpus-driven investigation into lexical bundles across research articles in Food Science and Technology
5. A corpus-driven investigation into lexical bundles across research articles in Food Science and Technology

Rajab Esfandiari; Ghodsieh Tavakoli Moein

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 30-1

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to identify the most frequent 4-word lexical bundles and (b) to analyse the functions these lexical bundles may serve. To those ends, a corpus ...  Read More