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Topics in Linguistics D: Introduction to quantitative analysis and programming in R for linguists

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2018-2019

Admission requirements

None but math C (within the Dutch high school system) is assumed.

Description

In this one block course you will be introduced to the statistical computing program R and descriptive statistics. By the end of the course you will be able to use R for simple and more complex data and functions, use R for data visualization, know how to program in R and to use R for descriptive statistics. By the end of the course the student will know how to use R for these basic operations and have laid a solid foundation for more advanced data analysis in R.

Course objectives

The learning goals of this course are:

  • the student knows how to use R and to get help

  • the student knows how to use R for simple data and simple functions

  • the student knows how to use R for complex data and complex functions

  • the student knows how to use R to display data

  • the student knows how to program simple programs in R

Timetable

The timetable is available on the Linguistics research website

Mode of instruction

6 Lectures + workgroups

Course Load

5 EC = 140 hours

6 x 2 hours attending lectures / workgroups = 12 hours
6 x 8 hours completing assignments = 48 hours
6 x 8 hours studying literature (getting help) = 48 hours
Studing for the final exam: 30 hours
Attending the exam 1 hour

Assessment method

Weekly assignment need to be handed in in time in order to be eligible for participation in the final practical exam.

In a final practical exam student have to complete a series of assignments.

Resit of the exam is possible.

Blackboard

Blackboard

Reading list

Field, Miles, & Field (2012). Discovering statistics using R. Sage.

Supplemental (optional) material will be available on blackboard.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Contact information

Dr. J. Witteman

Coordinator of Studies: E.A. van Dijk, MSc

Education Administration Office: van Wijkplaats