Instruments for Research into Second Language Learning: The Establishment of a Digital Repository

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Education

Abstract

This project will establish a digital repository of instruments used for research into second language learning and teaching (IRIS). 



The freely accessible repository will facilitate international collaboration, enhance the scrutiny of data collection tools, and increase the quantity and quality of replication studies.



IRIS will contain multi-media resources for a wide range of research areas, such as evaluating the effectiveness of instruction, investigating how learning develops at different stages and why, and documenting the contexts in which second languages are used and learned.



The research instruments will include:






  • visual stimuli used to get learners talking


  • questionnaires used to investigate motivation, identity, and attitudes


  • audio and written stimuli used to investigate the speed and nature of learners’ reactions to language


  • experimental teaching materials


  • observation protocols to document language use and instructional contexts. 




Users will be able to up- and down-load instruments, and search its contents across a range of parameters such as language being learnt, age and proficiency of participants, research area, instrument type, and publication details. The project will demonstrate uses of IRIS via workshops, an open call for replication studies, and a conference on eliciting language from learners. The repository will be held at the University of York.

Organisations

 
Description We have established a unique resource for improving the quality, transparency and accessibility of research into language learning and teaching. The IRIS repository holds materials that have been tried and tested (i.e. used in peer-reviewed published work) to collect data for research. Such materials includes questionnaires, language tests, software scripts, observation schedules, pictures and sound files to elicit language, interview protocols, amongst many other tools and instruments.

The resource is useful for many reasons. Data collection tools are extremely time consuming to create and require a high level of research training and expertise; the IRIS resource therefore maximises the potential of past investments made across the globe into language related research. It gives open access to research instruments, allowing others to use them and adapt them to their own needs.

IRIS holds more than 2500 materials bunched into over 950 instruments (e.g. a listening test and its transcript would be one instrument). They cover a wide range of methods and theoretical approaches, represent the work of 350 researchers, are cited in 100s of references to individual publications.

IRIS has had approximately 16000 downloads, about 1/5 of which are from practicing teachers and teacher educators, 3/5 from students, and a 1/5 from other academics, including many early career researchers.
Exploitation Route This resource is used in many different ways by different audiences.

We seek usage data from those who leave their email address upon downloading. These indicate that the materials are being used to inform the design of future research, for research methods training, and helping researchers to understand past research more thoroughly.

Teachers and teacher educators have used the resource to download examples of research materials to either use directly in their own research or to inform their thinking and understanding about their practice.

Journal editors direct their authors to IRIS to upload their data collection materials there.

Total number of downloads: 15965
Hits on the IRIS site since January 2012: 30990
About 1/5 of the downloads are from teachers and teacher educators; 3/5 from students; and 1/5 from researchers.

Please see the Engagement Activities and Other Outputs & Knowledge sections for details.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education
URL http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/index
 
Description The IRIS repository has been used by teachers, teacher educators and students, as well as the academic community. The resource has had almost 16000 downloads, about 1/5 of which are from practising teachers and teacher educators, 3/5 from students, and a 1/5 from academics, including many early career researchers. The engagement, collaborations and other outputs entered for this report give an indication of workshops, keynotes, posters and talks that have helped to promote the resource amongst teachers who are interested in research. It is used for research methods training for students, and also in workshops to engage teachers with research. IRIS has been cited by others (practitioners and academics) in many different forums: publications, presentations, magazines, practitioner publications, and links to IRIS have been established from several other sites. See Other Outputs and Knowledge/Future Steps. The initial funding has also led to other projects to engage teachers with research (both doing it and consuming it). These are listed in the 'Further Funding' sections. In addition, IRIS partially led to the successful award (as co-I) on an EPSRC award in the Digital Economy scheme. It has also been cited by several others independently in their applications for funding as a forum that will host their materials, as no other such forum exists. Please see entries in Engagement Activities for examples of how IRIS has engaged with teachers.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Education
Impact Types Societal
 
Description Enabling journals to award Open Science badges
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact IRIS now qualifies as one of the repositories recognised by the Center for Open Science, which has allowed us to make an impact on journals' policies with regard to open science research practice and research transparency. As a recognised repository, IRIS enables journals (in partnership with the Centre) to award badges to authors who submit their data collection materials in IRIS, thus recognising open science research practice. The journals display these badges on the articles themselves. This in turn has benefits for a journal's ranking and fosters open science practice. To date, IRIS has impacted on the policy and practice of the journal Language Learning and is continuing to advocate this change to other journals that suppoort the repository.
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9922/homepage/ForAuthors.html
 
Description Invited member of Department of Education 'Expert Subject Advisory Group' for foreign languages e.g. contribution to national statement about progression in FLs
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.expertsubjectgroups.co.uk/index.html
 
Description Academy Research Projects
Amount £23,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AN110002 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
 
Description Applying Linguistics
Amount £3,400 (GBP)
Organisation British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 04/2014
 
Description CPD delivery, Innovation Centre
Amount £2,325 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
 
Description Language Learning small grants
Amount $10,000 (USD)
Organisation Association for Language Learning 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 04/2015
 
Description Office of Navel Research Global
Amount $1,500 (USD)
Funding ID N62909-13-1-123C 
Organisation US Office of Naval Research Global 
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2013
 
Title The IRIS repository 
Description An open access, up- and downloadable repository of materials used for collecting data for research into second language learning and teaching. Please see 'Database' section. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Wide impact across academia and language education. Please see all other sections. 
URL http://www.iris-database.org
 
Title IRIS 
Description IRIS - Instruments for Research Into Second Languages - is a freely accessible repository for materials that have been used to collect data for research in the area of second language learning and teaching (including foreign language teaching, second language acquisition, bilingualism, second language use and culture, second language teacher education). The materials include a wide range of methodological and theoretical perspectives, including data collection tools such as questionnaires, interview protocols, language tests, word lists, sound files, videos, classroom observation schedules. The materials are multimedia, including text, audio/visual files as well as URL links and software scripts. Materials can be downloaded and re-used or adapted, using creative commons licensing. Additional features of the repository include: i) Contributors and downloaders can leave comments on the materials, and users can 'request materials' if they cannot find what they were looking for. ii) In addition to the records which hold the actual materials, some 'metadata-only records' are also included, which provide details about the methods used. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There have been over 5,500 downloads of materials from IRIS and over 15,500 visits to IRIS. 30 major, top-rated journals in the field of second language research now promote IRIS by asking their authors to contribute to the resource. IRIS holds over 800 files, bundled into over 340 data collection tools. See sections on publications and presentations. 
URL http://www.iris-database.org
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Applied Linguistics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Applied Psycholinguistics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Assessing Writing
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Association for Language Learning
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Association for Language Learning
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid UAM)
Department Hospital Universitario La Paz
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Canadian Modern Language Review
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation ELT Journal
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Elsevier
Department English for Specific Purposes
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation International Journal of Learner Corpus Research
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Journal of French Language Studies
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Journal of Pragmatics
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Journal of Second Language Writing
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Language Learning and Technology
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Language Teaching (journal)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Language Teaching Research
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Language Testing (journal)
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Language, Culture and Curriculum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Lingua
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Linguistics and Education
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Second Language Research
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation SystemsX.ch
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Journals that support IRIS 
Organisation TESOL Quarterly
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of journals articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution All the journals mentioned above suggest to accepted authors that they upload their materials to IRIS either in the acceptance note to authors or in the Notes to Contributors on the journal website, and so they promote contributions to the resource.
Impact Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Language Learning, Cognitive Linguistics have all inserted IRIS announcements or squibs in their journals.
Start Year 2012
 
Description New Co-I Luke Plonsky 
Organisation University College London (UCL)
Department UCL Mechanical Engineering
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Luke has the support of the RAs who are currently funded by the British Academy. We are now collaborating on two systematic methodological reviews of the instruments held in the repository.
Collaborator Contribution Brings networks, datasets, methods skills and editorial roles that allow the project to become more established in the field. Promotes contributions to and downloads from the repository. Publishes widely in international outlets on methods and transparency and so can promote the benefits of open science practice for sharing materials.
Impact Marsden, E., Mackey A., & Plonsky, L. (2015). The IRIS Repository of Instruments for Research into Second Languages: Advancing methodology and practice. In Mackey, A. & Marsden E. (Eds.), Advancing methodology and practice: The IRIS Repository of Instruments for Research into Second Languages. Chapter 1. New York: Routledge. Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Meta-analyzing second language research. In L. Plonsky (Ed.), Advancing quantitative methods in second language research (pp. 106-128). New York: Routledge. Mizumoto, A., & Plonsky, L. (in press). R as a lingua franca: Advantages of using R for quantitative research in applied linguistics. Applied Linguistics. Plonsky, L., Egbert, J., & LaFlair, G. T. (in press). Bootstrapping in applied linguistics: Assessing its potential using shared data. Applied Linguistics. Plonsky, L. (in press). Quantitative research methods in instructed SLA. In S. Loewen & M. Sato (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of instructed second language acquisition. New York: Routledge. Loewen, S., & Plonsky, L. (in press). An A-Z of applied linguistics research methods. New York: Palgrave.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publishers that support IRIS 
Organisation Elsevier
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IRIS increases visibility of research, and so probably increases the downloads of publishers' journal articles. Downloads from IRIS are roughly in line with journal citation indices, in that materials linked to articles in highly cited journals are most likely to be downloaded.
Collaborator Contribution The publishers mentioned above voluntarily advocate IRIS to Editors of journals which they publish. This involves actioning (and liaising internally about) the inclusing of short texts about IRIS in letters/emails to accepted authors and the Author Guidelines online. The publishers listed thus promote contributions to the resource.
Impact IRIS has secured support from a number of journals published by Elsevier (e.g. Assessing Writing, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Linguistics and Education) through this collaboration. Elsevier have also recently included a text about IRIS on their website: https://www.elsevier.com/social-sciences/language-and-linguistics
Start Year 2013
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation Association for Language Learning
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation Centre for Applied Linguistics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation Committee for Linguistics in Education
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation European Second Language Association (EUROSLA)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation International Federation of Language Teacher Associations
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation International Research Foundation for English Language Education
Country United States of America 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Department Network for Languages East Midlands
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York (PARLAY) Conference
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Network for Languages South East
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research and teaching associations supporting IRIS 
Organisation YazikOpen
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRIS supports a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. The support IRIS offers takes a number of forms, ranging from subsidising registration for delegates attending conferences to holding workshops/sessions for collaborators. All collaborators listed in the report are publicised on the IRIS homepage, where links to their sites/homepages are displayed.
Collaborator Contribution IRIS is supported by a range of national and international professional teaching and research associations. These associations support IRIS in a number of ways, from disseminating information about the database, to partnering with IRIS by having conference delegates upload data collection materials to IRIS in exchange for subsidised registration.
Impact The repository has increased in size through the contributions of data collection materials made by conference delegates taking advantage of subsidised registration. Through these partnerships, IRIS has also been able to disseminate information and reach researchers from all over the world.
Start Year 2012
 
Description CPD for language teachers (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussions
PPT uploaded on to teacher's website


Invited for two further practitioner presentations: London Network for Languages and the Association for Language Learning's South Yorkshire Branch's CPD sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.achieveability.org.uk/main/research/network-for-languages-london-conference-2014
 
Description Facilitating Research: The IRIS Database. Poster presentation. GAL Research School on Elicitation Methods in Multilingualism Research. Münster, Germany. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster outlining IRIS and its application for research including recent stats, suggested uses and example materials available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mackey, A. (2013). Application of second language research. US Department of State. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Talk prompted questions and discussion from attendees.

The allowed for the dissemination of information to the US Department of State about applications of second language research. The activity thus helped contribute towards policy making in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Mackey, A. (2013). Introducing IRIS: A resource for L2 research. AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) 2013 conference, Dallas, Texas, Usa. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact (Graduate student event) Students reacted positively to IRIS and indicated it is a useful resource for postgraduate students doing research on L2 learning and teaching.

The presentation provided students with a new resource and contributed to the initiative of awareness raising and dissemination of information within the student community in the USA. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a quarter of downloads from IRIS come from PhD students, with students in general responsible for around 60% of downloads from IRIS: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics. The talk also had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://app.box.com/s/tjlaya889y3x6b1k5luh
 
Description Mackey, A. (2013). Invited talk. Applications of second language research. U.S. Department of State. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited talk on the Applications of second language research (U.S. Department of State), generated questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Mackey, A. (2015). Plenary talk at the 55th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology (LET). Osaka, Japan. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary talk at the 55th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology (LET). Talk sparked practitioners' questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mackey, A. Park, H. Akiyama, Y. and Pipes, A. (2014). The role of cognitive creativity in L2 learning processes. Georgetown University Round Table. Washington DC. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk sparked interest, questions and discussion afterwards.

The talk provided academics and delegates with a free resource for use in research into cognitive creativity in L2 processes had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Mackey, A., Ellis, R. and Wills, J. (2013). Explorations in second language acquisition and task-based learning and teaching. Centre for Language Education Research at Aston, University of Aston, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Practitioners reacted positively to IRIS, asked questions and pointed to the usefulness of IRIS as a resource into task-based learning and teaching.

The talk promoted IRIS amongst professional practitioners, provided them with a new resource and had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research. Use of IRIS by this demographic is increasing. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a fifth of downloads from IRIS come from professional practitioners: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/research-centres/language-education-research/news-and-events/cle...
 
Description Marsden E. (2017). Invited plenary: Open science and the IRIS database of research materials. COST action network on Study abroad (SAREP). Lund, Sweden. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An invited plenary as part of a workshop organised by COST action network on Study abroad (SAREP) mainly dedicated to training and methodological issues. The workshop targets junior researchers and PhD students. The plenary covers IRIS and the issues that underlie the set-up of the database and open science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Marsden, E. (2012). Advanced Research Methods and Skills series for White Rose PhD students. The University of York, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop devoted to using IRIS stimulated much interest and questions from the attendees who welcomed IRIS as useful resource for the postgraduate student community.

The workshop provided students with a new resource and had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research. This activity also contributed to the initiative of awareness raising and dissemination of information within the student community at the White Rose Universities (York, Leeds and Sheffield), a network focused on provding elite pathway support for PhD students from the social sciences. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a quarter of downloads from IRIS come from PhD students, with students in general responsible for around 60% of downloads from IRIS: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Marsden, E. (2012). Data collection and using IRIS to teach research methods. One day HEA-funded workshop on promoting research amongst undergraduates. University of Winchester, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Attendees reacted positively to IRIS, asked a number of questions and indicated that it is a useful resource for helping them engage in research.

The presentation provided students with a new resource and contributed to the initiative of awareness raising and dissemination of information within the undergraduate student community. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that students in general are responsible for around 60% of downloads from IRIS: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics. The presentation also had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Marsden, E. (2012). Introducing IRIS: A resource for teacher research. ALL Special Interest Group for ITET (Initial Teacher Education and Training), Teaching Agency, Manchester, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Teacher researchers reacted positively to IRIS, asked questions and commented that it is a useful resource for the teacher researcher community.

The talk provided teacher researchers with a new resource and contributed to the initiative of awareness raising and dissemination of information within the teacher researcher community in the UK. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a fifth of downloads from IRIS come from professional practitioners: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics. The talk also had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Marsden, E. (2013). IRIS: A new online resource for doing research into second language learning and teaching. 8th Annual E-Learning Symposium, LLAS, University of Southampton, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Practitioners reacted positively to IRIS, asked questions and agreed that it is a useful resource for E-Learning (and research into E-Learning).

The talk provided professional practitioners with a new resource and contributed to the initiative of awareness raising and dissemination of information within the practitioner community. Use of IRIS by this demographic is increasing. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a fifth of downloads from IRIS come from professional practitioners: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics. The talk also had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.llas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/nodes/6688/E-learning%20symposium%202013_flyer.pdf
 
Description Marsden, E. (2013). IRIS: A resource for teacher researchers. Language World 2013, Nottingham Conference Centre, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendees reacted positively to IRIS, asked questions and indicated that it is a worthwhile resource for teacher researchers.

The talk promoted IRIS amongst professional practitioners in the UK, provided them with a new resource and had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research. Use of IRIS by this demographic is increasing. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a fifth of downloads from IRIS come from professional practitioners: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics . After the talk, ALL (the Association for Language Learning) requested the presentation slides and made them available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.all-languages.org.uk/uploads/files/Language%20World%202013/LW2013%20presentations/EMarsde...
 
Description Marsden, E. (2014). Classroom based SLA research. The Inaugural Meeting of the White Rose Network for Inter-disciplinary study of Language Learning. University of Sheffield, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The White Rose Network for Inter-disciplinary study of Language Learning is part of a wider collaborative netwrok involving York, Leeds and Sheffield universities. Talk generated questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Marsden, E. (2014). Language Learning ROUNDTABLE: Language learning theory and practice - bridging the gap. How can research into 'how learners process the input' inform (or not inform) foreign language teaching? EUROSLA 24, University of York, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The panel discussion engaged the audience and panel, generating questions and discussion on the benefits IRIS offers and the challenges faced.

The panel discussion formed part of an ongoing effort to improve the impact of L2 research on practice, an issue that EUROSLA will take forward to future events. IRIS also saw an increased number of users and uploaded instruments during and after EUROSLA conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.york.ac.uk/education/research/cllr/eurosla24/
 
Description Marsden, E. (2015). Teaching grammar through the input. Teacher Educator and Trainers (ITET) annual conference. Association for Language Learning. St Mary's University. Twickenham, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on Teaching grammar through the input. Teacher Educator and Trainers (ITET) annual conference, attended by 50 teacher trainers. Resulting questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marsden, E. (November, 2016). The research process and using IRIS for research and practice: An introduction for teachers and post-graduate students. University of Chongqing, China. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk to teachers and students outlined the research process, from developing research questions through to instrument design and carrying out research. The ways in which IRIS can facilitate this process were highlighted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iris-database.org/iris/Content/assets/The_research_process_Intro_for_teachers_and_PG_stud...
 
Description Marsden, E. and Hanan R. (2015). Map the Meaning. Making grammar matter for progression KS2-4. The Association for Language Learning, South Yorkshire Branch, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendees asked questions and discussed the issues raised in the presentation afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marsden, E. and Kasprowicz, R. (planned, May 2016). Making grammar matter in the input. CPD to teachers, school mentors and teacher educators. School of Education, University of Portsmouth, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Continuing Professional Development workshop to teachers, school mentors and teacher educators scheduled for May, 2016. School of Education, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Marsden, E. and Thompson, S. (2015). Using IRIS to do action research. Invited Webinar leader for the SEETA International Project on Teacher Research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Webinar leader for the South Eastern Europe Teachers Associations International Project on Teacher Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marsden, E., Kasprowicz, R. (May, 2016). Making grammar matter in the input. CPD to teachers, school mentors and teacher educators. School of Education, University of Portsmouth, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to teachers and teacher educators about teacher involvement in research and how IRIS can facilitate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Nerenz, A., Hammadou Sullivan, J., & Plonsky, L. (November, 2016). Publishing your research in ACTFL's Foreign Language Annals. Presentation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston, MA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about publishing work which highlighted the importance of open access and providing research instruments on IRIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description O Reilly, D. (2014). IRIS: A resource for research into second language learning and teaching. 2nd PARLAY Conference, University of York, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact (IRIS received a stand at the conference wine reception) Delegates reacted positively to IRIS and enagaged in discussion about transparency in L2 research, replication and methodological rigour.

Participation in the event provided postgraduate students from around the world with a new resource to use in their research. A number of countries (from Tunisia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and The UK) took flyers back to their home insitutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://parlayconference.blogspot.co.uk/
 
Description Pan. J. & Marsden. E. (December 2016) Advancing Methodology of Cognitive Study of East Asian Languages: An Introduction of IRIS as a Repository of Data Collection Instruments. ICPEAL 2016, Quangzhou, China. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A plenary talk covering open science & the IRIS digital repository of materials, the relationship between transparency and quality, the issue of replication and the challenges associated with it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plonsky, L. (June, 2016). The ethics of quantitative data handling and reporting in applied linguistics. Keynote speaker. Warwick International Post Graduate Conference in Applied Linguistics. Warwick, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote on quantitative data handling and reporting in applied linguistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plonsky, L. (November, 2016) Method matters: Steps toward improving data collection, analysis, and reporting in second/foreign language research. Webinar delivered to the Research SIG of ACTFL. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar which highlighted open access of materials and data and encouraged upload to IRIS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Rebuschat, P. and Mackey, A. (2012). Psycholinguistic Methods in L2 Research. Summer school in Bilingualism, Bangor University, Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Students reacted positively to IRIS, indicating that it is useful resource for psycholinguistic research and the development of research skills.

The presentation provided attendees with a new resource and contributed to the initiative of awareness raising and dissemination of information within the postgraduate student and early career researcher community. Current download figures (09/11/14) indicate that around a quarter of downloads from IRIS come from PhD students, with students in general responsible for around 60% of downloads from IRIS: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/statistics. The talk also had the wider impact of enhancing replicability and improving transparency and visibility of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Teacher-researcher workshop: Researching foreign language teaching in primary schools. (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 18 teachers and teacher educators attended.
8 university based researchers worked with them in thematic groups to discuss the research needed and plan and design small research projects for the teachers to carry out in their contexts.
89% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop was useful, relevant, stimulated greater understanding.



16/18 teachers reported that they 'planned to use some of the ideas presented today in their work'
16/18 reported that The workshop has made me more aware of research into foreign language teaching and learning in primary schools'
16/18 reported that they 'plan to carry out a small scale research study based on the ideas discussed today'
6 of the 18 participants actually provided a report on the practitioner research they have carried out as a result of the workshop, giving them insight into their own contextualised problems.
One teacher reported that they were doing a project looking at pupil motivation for learning foreign languages, and for their data collection materials commented: 'I will adapt ones I have already found on IRIS'
One participant noted that the IRIS website was the most useful aspect of the workshop.
The number of people impacted is estimated as 101-500 because each participant works with between 30-100 pupils/trainees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.york.ac.uk/media/educationalstudies/documents/staff-docs/Primary%20Foreign%20Languages%20...
 
Description Thompson, S., Mackey, A., Marsden, E. & Plonsky, L. (January, 2017). IRIS: The Database of Instruments for Research into Second Languages. ACTFL Research SIG newsletter. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This newsletter article outlined what IRIS is and how it can be used, particularly by practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Thompson, S., Mackey, A., Marsden, E. & Plonsky, L. (January, 2017). IRIS: The Database of Instruments for Research into Second Languages. TIRF newsletter. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This newsletter piece outlined what IRIS is and how it can be used to facilitate research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tirfonline.org/2017/01/iris-the-database-of-instruments-for-research-into-second-languag...
 
Description Thompson, S., Marsden M. & Plonsky, L. (2017). Facilitating teacher research using IRIS: A digital repository of Instruments used for Research in Second Languages. Workshop for teachers at ELTRIA (ELT Research in Action) Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop will introduce IRIS to teachers and demonstrate how it can be used to carry out action research in the classroom. Common areas of interest to teachers will be outlined and relevant instruments on IRIS will be suggest and demonstrated. There will be a discussion of how the teachers present could go away and use IRIS as a resource.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description VanPatten, B., Polio, C., Moeller, A., & Plonsky, L. (November, 2016). Researching best practices. Panel at the Research SIG Business Meeting, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston, MA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A discussion on best practice in research, including issues surrounding open access and instrument sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Vasylets, O., O Reilly, D., Marsden, E. and; Mackey, A. (2015). Workshop. Workshop on reliability and validity in SLA research. Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Slides on IRIS presented during workshop on reliability and validity in SLA research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description key, A. (2015). Invited Speaker. Input, interaction, and task-based language teaching. Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) MFL Conference. Greenwich, England. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to professional practitioners at the Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) MFL Conference. Greenwich, England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015