Essential Statistics

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LOX016M05
Vaknaam Essential Statistics
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Essential Statistics
Leerdoelen After completing this course, students will have developed the competences and skills listed below (according to the general learning outcomes for the Master’s degree programme in Linguistics). Students will be able to:
1. Link the various ideas behind theories of language use and learning to actual data obtained in the field (1.2);
2. Identify and compare different research types, methods and techniques used to conduct research in the field of (applied) linguistics (1.4);
3. Formulate concrete research questions and statistical hypotheses in relation to data sets related to issues of language teaching and learning and language use and processing, and to choose and perform the correct method and statistical techniques to answer these questions using the statistical software R (2.2;2.3);
4. Understand, explain, and critically evaluate the soundness of the most commonly used methods and reported statistical results in scientific articles and understand the differences, similarities and interrelationships between socio-, psycho-, and neurolinguistics research (3.2;3.3);
5. Report in writing on different aspects of quantitative research and write about obtained statistical results from empirical data sets (4.2).
Omschrijving The central theme in this module is the practice of social and behavioural research techniques for language and linguistics. Regularly, results of scientific research are presented in discussions about language use and development. This course introduces students to the methods and techniques used in linguistic research and trains them to use basic statistical analyses in R. The essentials of behavioural research will be taught through a practical and problem-oriented approach.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm computerpracticum, hoorcollege
(2 uur werkcollege, 2 uur hoorcollege)
Toetsvorm tentamen, wekelijkse opdrachten
(Schriftelijk 2 uur)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. H. Loerts
Docent(en) dr. H. Loerts
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics (2nd Edition). Red Globe Press, 2020. Loerts, H., Lowie, W., & Seton, B. 9781352007817 ca. €  35,00
Entreevoorwaarden Open to students who have been admitted to one of the RUG master programmes in linguistics.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 4 semester I a mast
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Ma Applied Linguistics - TEFL) 1 semester I a verplicht
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Ma Multilingualism) 1 semester I a verplicht