PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, specialization in linguistics.
Students must have completed a Master´s degree in a relevant discipline.
After completing the course, the students will have basic knowledge of R as an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. Furthermore, the students will have acquired practical skills in using this tool for doing statistical analyses in linguistics, as the course is specifically targeted on hands-on experience in the use of this tool for specific purposes on the student´s own linguistic data sets.
The aim of this course is to provide students with basic knowledge of the specific software package R, and how to use it for statistical analyses in linguistics. The course will deal with all aspects of using this software – from getting your data into R Studio, perform different statistical analyses like chi-square, t-tests, correlation, regression, to graphing and plotting to understand and interpret data. The course will furthermore provide an introduction to mixed models and multiple regression.
This course will consist of lectures, discussions and hands-on practical work on data sets (see programme). The course is organized in sessions, each with a duration of one day. Since this is a basic course in statistics, the first session will be devoted to an introduction to R, whereas the two next sessions will deal with hands-on analyses with instruction tailored to the kind of analyses that the participating students are interested in, and graphing and plotting on a more advanced level.
The course will award 5 ECTS for registrants who read the required literature prior to the course, participate in all lectures and practical sessions and complete the assessed course assignment.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will be assessed by their work on a set assignment on the final day of the course.
Offered as a free-standing course
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Linda Wheeldon (email@example.com)