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    Default English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    Dear all,
    I'm currently conducting an experiment for my final thesis. For this, I'm in need of native speakers of English who are willing to participate in a short 10-12mins language experiment. All you have to do is to read and rate sentence pairs.

    Here is the link to the experiment.
    http://onexp.textstrukturen.uni-goettingen.de/onexp.php?username=janina.rado&experimentname=heap

    I would be glad if some of you would be willing to participate.

    Best,
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    Default Re: English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    Welcome to the forum, danireisen.

    Your link led me to an error message.
    Ups, hier hat sich ein Fehler eingeschlichen...


    Fehler-Code: 403
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    Default Re: English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    Hmm... seems like its not able to click on the link directly, try to copy and paste it into your browser.
    Hope that works.

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    Default Re: English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    That works. I'll try the rating when I have a little more time.
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    Thank you!

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    Default Re: English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    I'm having problem that could affect the results. Are we judging the second second in relation to the first, or as a sentence on its own?
    For example, this pair:
    "A scan confirmed that the private laptops contained sensitive customer data. Instantly, the supervisor dismissed the employee who was the initiator of the adroit theft."
    The second sentence is perfectly acceptable to me, but bears little relation to the first, and therefore is not entirely "natural". I assume that I should still give it a 7, since it is only the second that we are judging. I don't think this is made clear enough.
    Maybe with "The first sentence serves as context, it does not need to be rated", you could add, "The second sentence should not be rated on how naturally it follows the context" (if indeed that is true).
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    Default Re: English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm having a problem that could affect the results. Are we judging the second second in relation to the first, or as a sentence on its own?.
    I gave up, because I was not sure about this. Some of the second sentences are fine on their own, but unnatural as a follow-on to the first.
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    Default Re: English native speakers for for language experiment needed

    The idea is that you read both sentences, but your rating should be about the second sentence regardless of what the first sentence says.
    Hope that helps. I'm afraid that I'm not able to further elaborate on this as this may give away some of the more important parts.

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