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. 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 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, 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.
Note: We aim to organize this course on-site in Utrecht. However, depending on the situation due to COVID and the possibilities for participants to travel, we might switch to a hybrid/online form.
Prof. dr. Hugo Quené
Aim of the course
Learn to make funded decisions throughout a quantitative research process.
Daily 2 1/2 hour session; max one hour homework per day.
There is a discount of €50 if this course is combined with at least one more Linguistics course whose title includes mention of UiL OTS and for which the full amount is paid.
There are no scholarships available for this course.
A motivation letter is required from non-EU residents. You can send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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