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He, Tung-hsien – SAGE Open, 2019
This study employed a mixed-design approach and the Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (MFRM) framework to investigate whether rater bias occurred between the onscreen scoring (OSS) mode and the paper-based scoring (PBS) mode. Nine human raters analytically marked scanned scripts and paper scripts using a six-category (i.e., six-criterion) rating…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Scoring, Item Response Theory, Essays
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Chang, Cheng-Chieh – SAGE Open, 2019
Ocean literacy is of particular importance to an island nation like Taiwan. In this study, a Chinese version testing tool for ocean literacy was developed specifically for senior high students in Taiwan. The ocean literacy inventory can be administered using a group test format and consists of the following seven subscales: features of ocean,…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Oceanography, Natural Resources, Foreign Countries
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Liao, Hung-Chang; Li, Yi-Chang; Wang, Ya-huei – SAGE Open, 2019
The study proposed an optimal cooperative learning grouping technique to facilitate medical university students' English learning process, considering their complementary competencies. A quasi-experimental design was adopted to evaluate the feasibility of using the grouping technique. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) pretest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Medical Students
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He, Tung-hsien – SAGE Open, 2019
This study applied the structural equation modeling (SEM) technique to explore the predictive relations among personality facets, writing strategy use, and writing performance of college students learning English as a foreign language (EFL). In total, 201 participants composed an argument-based essay, before being surveyed using two self-report…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Writing Strategies, Writing Achievement, College Students
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Chien, Shih-Chieh – SAGE Open, 2019
The present study investigates Taiwanese researchers' perceptions, problems, and strategies of trying to get published in English in the field of English teaching. This discipline presents an interesting case for publishing, as in Taiwan, this group of researchers is highly expected to use English as a medium in writing for research. Through…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Scholarship, Researchers, English Instruction
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Lin, Luc Chia-Shin – SAGE Open, 2019
The convenience and pervasiveness of smartphones have created an environment where teacher-parent communication can be easily fostered through mobile apps. The current study aims to explore the role of instant messaging apps in teacher-parent communication. Social capital and the uses and gratifications theory were used to develop a theoretical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Telecommunications
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Gau, Wen-Bing – SAGE Open, 2019
Based on an exploration of the marketing strategies employed in senior citizens' communities of practice (CoPs), this study proposes that the concept of co-construction derived from learning theory is indispensable in Marketing 4.0, which builds on offline and online interaction between and among consumers and the providers of particular goods and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Attitudes, Marketing
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Liao, Ching-Chih – SAGE Open, 2018
This article investigates the influence of the position of occlusion, structural composition, and design educational status on Chinese character recognition accuracy and response time. Tsao and Liao conducted an experiment using 18 of the 4,000 most commonly used Chinese characters and suggested that the primary and secondary recognition features…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Reaction Time, Experimental Groups
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Sum, Raymond Kim Wai; Tsai, Hsiu-Hua; Ching Ha, Amy Sau; Cheng, Chih-fu; Wang, Fong-jia; Li, Minghui – SAGE Open, 2017
Previous research has encouraged a cultural specific framework to be developed through research in Asian countries, such as China, to help internationalize the findings and help athletes to adapt them to their society and culture. Based on a socioecological framework, this study investigated how social-ecological determinants affect elite student…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Athletes, Acculturation, Socialization
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Hong, Rei-Mei; Chen, Mei-Yen; Guo, Su-Er; Hee, Lisa – SAGE Open, 2015
Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of chronic diseases and cancers worldwide. In south-western Taiwan, tobacco use has become one of the top risk behaviors. Smoking in young people has been associated with alcohol addiction and drug abuse in later life; and most smokers start young. Initiation of cigarette smoking at an early age leads to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Program Effectiveness