What Web 2.0 technology tools do students use in their language learning?
How do students use Web 2.0 technology tools in their language learning?
How do students feel about using Web 2.0 technology tools in their language learning?
What role/s do students see Web 2.0 tools playing in their language learning? From the responses to the questions, a verbatim text was downloaded and printed
for each question from the asynchronous online interview. Each of these responses was
interpreted using qualitative coding methods. The responses were hand-coded identifying
significant emergent codes in each response. The codes were carefully analyzed and
categorized into an overall series of themes. The process of interpretation that was
followed in this study was the responses were read aloud until a change in topic was
perceived to have occurred, at which point the reading stopped to underscore phrases that
seemed to be prominent and/or to articulate significant emergent code/s. This process was
then repeated to ensure all codes were identified. Then the codes were grouped and
categorized into five to seven themes. These themes were considered credible if the
specific descriptive themes were supported by textual support or ―in vivo codes‖; they
were considered revealing if they gave the reader a new and deeper understanding of the
phenomenon as described by participants (Creswell, 2005). This implies that the audience
would be able to read the results of the study, make connections between the themes and
the text, and come away with a well-rounded view of the central phenomenon.