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 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).
The timetable will be available by June 1st at the website of Linguistics
Mode of instruction
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
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. Blackboard
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.
Students are requested to register for the course and the examination through uSis