Res. Meth. Language Development

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LOX017M05
Vaknaam Res. Meth. Language Development
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Research Methodology Language Development
Leerdoelen After completing this course, students will have developed the competences and skills listed below (the numbers refer to the learning outcomes for the Master’s degree programme in Linguistics / track Applied Linguistics). Students will be able to:
1. construct questionnaires including different question types and data gathering methods, as well as assess and report on the reliability of the results and the results themselves using R (1.2, 1.4, 2.4, 4.2)
2. transcribe written and spoken data in CHAT format, use CLAN and Word to code these data, and apply CLAN commands to analyze the transcripts (1.2, 1.4, 2.4)
3. make charts and graphs in Excel using moving-window techniques to discover the dynamics of linguistic developmental processes (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.4)
4. write a brief research essay in APA format, analyzing longitudinal corpus data and making use of variability analysis techniques (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.4, 3.4, 4.2)
Omschrijving This course will concern methods of analyzing two types of data: data from questionnaires, and longitudinal, spontaneously produced (learner) data.

Regarding questionnaires, the course will introduce ways to set up and administer questionnaires and discuss statistical methods to test its design using R.

In order to work with longitudinal data, researchers need to code the information that they require in a machine-readable format, choose the measures they want to apply to the data, extract the relevant information from the dataset and then visualize and interpret the results. The course will provide an introduction to all these steps, using the CLAN freeware and Word macros to code and extract data, and Excel techniques to show the development and variability that occurs within data in longitudinal studies.
Uren per week 4
(2 uur werkcollege, 2 uur hoorcollege)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. R.G.A. Steinkrauss
Docent(en) Dr. R.G.A. Steinkrauss
Entreevoorwaarden Admission to MA Linguistics. Background: BA Social Sciences, History, International Relations, Communication Science, Language & Culture studies.
Opmerkingen 80% compulsory attendance
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Ma Applied Linguistics - TEFL) 1 semester I b verplicht