Methodology course 'The social meaning of language variation: Experimental research in development'

Rosseel, L. (Lecturer), Eline Zenner (Lecturer), Melanie Röthlisberger (Host)

Activiteit: Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Description

In this course, students are introduced to the basic concepts and principles of experimental research against the backdrop of sociolinguistic attitude research. The course consists of three components. First, it covers the basics of research design from a theoretical perspective, but with plenty of practical tips and tricks. These principles are subsequently illustrated through an interactive discussion of four case studies from the instructors’ own research practice. Finally, the newly acquired insights are consolidated through a practice session during which students work in small groups to tackle a real life case for which they develop a suitable experimental design.
The course is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in (socio)linguistics with limited prior knowledge about experimental design. As the course does not focus on analysing results from experimental studies, no prior statistical knowledge is required.
Periode19 apr 202122 apr 2021
Gehouden opUniversity of Zurich, Switzerland
Mate van erkenningInternational