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Statistics and data processing for linguists

Vak
2013-2014

Admission requirements

None

Description

This course will cover the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics needed for the analysis and presentation of experimental and/or quantitative data in linguistic/phonetic research. We will also have occasion to introduce applications of more advanced data processing techniques (multiple regression, multifactorial Analysis of Variance, Linear Discriminant Analysis).

Course objectives

Course objective 1: Students will be able to apply the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics for the analysis of experimental and/or quantitative data in linguistic/phonetic research.
Course objective 2: Students will learn to present analysis results in written form
Course objective 3: Students will get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art statistical analysis software (SPSS, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, software will be made available).
Course objective 4: Students will be introduced to applications of more advanced data processing techniques (multiple regression, multifactorial Analysis of Variance, Linear Discriminant Analysis).

Timetable

The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

  • time spent on attending seminars: 26 hours

  • time for studying the compulsory literature: 35 hours

  • time to do weekly assignments: 35 hours

  • time to prepare for the exam: 44 hours

Assessment Method

Written test at the end of the course 100%.

Students will also do weekly assignments and exercises (using SPSS) and submit output at the end of each block. Completion of the assignments and exercises is necessary for admission to the test.

Blackboard This course is supported by Blackboard.

Reading list

The basic techniques will be studied on the basis of C. Butler (1985) Statistics in Linguistics (chapters downloadable from the Blackboard site). An updated timetable detailing which chapters will be covered in which week will be available from the Blackboard site two weeks before the start of the course.

Registration

Students should register through uSis. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or mail: ma-linguistics@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte via: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderwijs/alacarte
Registration Contractonderwijs via: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderwijs/contractonderwijs/

Contact

MA Linguistics departmental office, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; mail:ma-linguistics@hum.leidenuniv.nl