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Experimental Methods II: Practicals & Projects

Course
2022-2023

Admission requirements

The examination and, if indicated, the teaching of the following units of study can only be taken if the examinations of the preceding units of study have been passed of the course Experimental Methods I: Design & Techniques and Introduction to Methods and Statistics.

Description

Experimental Methods I: Design & Techniques and Experimental Methods II: Practicals & Projects together form one course. Over the entire two-semester course, students will receive a comprehensive and practical introduction to the research methods used in the LUCL Labs and have a chance to implement one of these techniques in an independent research project.

The course will link coherently to other elements of the BA Taal & Cognitie – for example, in Experimental Methods I (semester 1 of year two) the students learn how the theory they have already learned relates to experimental work in the labs; while in Experimental Methods II (semester 1 of year three) they will analyse their own data using skills gained in the course Statistics for linguists in semester 2 of year two.

Experimental Methods II consists of the learning units “Workflow of data collection & analysis” and “Practical project”, after which students will have the necessary competence to individually design, carry out, analyse, and present a psycholinguistic experiment.

Course objectives

  • Gaining in-depth knowledge of psycholinguistic research methods and techniques, including lab hardware and software

  • Consolidating practical skills by carrying out an individual project

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Seminars; independent study and practical assignments.

Assessment method

For successful completion of the course, the student is required to upload several practical assignments on Brightspace during the first block. In the second block, students must carry out a practical project and present their work in a scientific poster session and a group presentation.

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Weighting

Attendance and participation count for 10%, the updated research proposal for 10%, the practical assignments (including the final paper) and project set-up for 50%, the individual and group (poster) presentations for 30% of the final grade.

Resit

Students may resit the final assignment (final paper) provided that they have adequately attended the seminars (>80%) and that their overall final grade is a fail (< 55%).

Reading list

The course will follow the reader, available for download here https://zenodo.org/record/1339358
A syllabus and suplementary material will be made available via Brightspace.

Registration

Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory

Contact

For questions related to the content of the course, please contact the lecturer, you can find their contact information by clicking on their name in the sidebar.

For questions regarding enrollment please contact the Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats
E-mail address Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats: osz-oa-reuvensplaats@hum.leidenuniv.nl

For questions regarding your studyprogress contact the Coordinator of Studies

Remarks

Attendance in all classes and active participation is required.