Undergraduate Course: Statistics and Quantitative Methods (Semester 1) (LASC10118)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is an introduction to study design, statistics and quantitative data analysis as commonly employed in linguistics, using the R software.
The course will cover the basics of statistics and quantitative data analysis, and how to design studies that effectively address the intended research questions. Students will learn the principles of data visualisation and statistical modelling and develop the practical skills necessary to perform such analyses. The course will draw examples from different branches of linguistics and will provide students with hands-on experience in open science practices.
The course will teach students how to carry out statistical inference using Null Hypothesis Significance Testing and how to correctly interpret p-values and confidence intervals.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have completed at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above . We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics
- Critically evaluate study designs and statistical analyses
- Perform a range of statistical analyses with a widely-used statistical software package
- Present the results of statistical analyses in a clear and comprehensible way
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Stefano Coretta
|Course secretary||Mr Liam Hedley
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870