Succesful completion of the course “Experimental Methods I: Design & Techniques” and “Statistics for linguists”.
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.
Gaining in-depth knowledge of psycholinguistic research methods and techniques, including lab hardware and software (including E-Prime, PsychoPy, Experiment Builder and R)
Consolidating practical skills by carrying out an individual project
Mode of instruction
Seminars, independent study and practical assignments.
Total course load = 140 hours
Study of compulsory literature: 18
Preparation for assessments: 60
For successful completion of the course, the student is required to upload three completed assignments on Blackboard during the first block. In the second block the student must carry out a practical project and present the results during the end-of-semester poster session. For the posters, students must also submit a peer review.
Each assignment counts for 15% of the final grade. 50% of the final grade will be determined on the basis of the practical project and poster presentation; the remaining 5% will reflect the peer review.
Students may resit maximally one of the assessments, provided that they have adequately attended the seminars (>80%).
Blackboard will be used to inform students during the course and to offer study materials.
Syllabus will be made available via Blackboard
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk
Class attendance and active participation is required.