Social Sciences
Course

Research design for Experimental Linguists - ILS

This course is essential for experimental linguists. In this course you will learn about important aspects of a quantitative study design (research methodology), the basics of statistical (hypothesis) testing, and how methodology and statistics relate to each other.

€200

Specifications

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Course Level
Advanced Bachelor
ECTS credits
0 ECTS
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Description

This discussion-based course will teach you to make funded decisions throughout the research process, and consequently conduct better research with valid and reliable outcomes.

The focus of this course is mainly on research methodology, which is the foundation of a scientific study. This starts with a research question. Formulating a research question and other important steps in the research process will be discussed and practiced in interactive (group) exercises. Next to methodological issues, statistical concepts like probability, hypothesis testing and power will be discussed. Last but not least, some basic statistical tests will be discussed. On the last day everything is put together in a class exercise.

This course is offered by the Institute for Language Sciences, the home of linguistic and communications research at Utrecht University.

This course is part of the preparations for entrance into the RMA Linguistics at Utrecht University.

Aim of the course

Learn to make funded decisions throughout a quantitative research process.

Study load

Daily 2 1/2 hour session. A maximum of one hour of homework per day.

Costs

  • Course fee: €200.00
  • Included: Course fee
  • Housing fee: €250
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

There is a discount of € 50 if this course is combined with at least one more Linguistics course whose title includes mention of ILS and for which the full amount is paid.

There are no scholarships available for this course.

Additional information

The housing costs include housing, plus a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag, for you to keep. This sleeping bag also includes an inflatable pillow and matrass cover. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please contact us, so we can give you a € 50 discount on the housing fee. Please note that you cannot buy individual bedding items.

Application

A motivation letter is required from non-EU residents. You can send it to k.schutter@uu.nl via e-mail.

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