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Statistics for Linguists

This Master's level course provides knowledge about basic statistical methods and tools used in linguistic research.

Statistics for Linguists provides knowledge about basic statistical methods and statistical tools used in linguistic research. The characteristics, usability, and pros and cons of the various statistical methods are discussed. Implementation of statistical methods in software is an important focus of the course. The areas primarily concerned are: - descriptive statistics; measures of location and dispersion, types of scales - the basics of probability theory; the concept of probability; conditional probability, statistical independence - probability distribution - methods of inference; sampling, estimation, significance analysis, confidence intervals and tests, power functions, statistical model - analysis of qualitative data; chi square analysis - regression and correlation - analysis of variation (ANOVA).

  • Course structure

    LIM023 Course Description (127 Kb)

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, group discussions and lab sessions. The language of instruction is English.

    Assessment

    The course is examined on the basis of written assignments and a take-home exam.

    Examiner

    Marcin Wlodarczak

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Student Affairs Office, Departement of Linguistics

    Södra huset, C 378
    Visiting hours for students
    Tuesdays 9.00-10.00
    Wednesdays 13.00-15.00
    Thursdays 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00

    exp@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 23 47

    Director of Studies

    Sofia Gustafson-Capková
    ma@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 34 88