• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ksenia Gnevsheva
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics provides essential skills for anyone who wants to undertake quantitative analysis in linguistics, including applied linguistics. It is an introductory course designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of quantitative research methods. It provides students with the basic skills for carrying out their research. Issues covered will include collecting, describing and interpreting data and reporting research findings. When discussing quantitative approaches, emphasis will be on the conceptual aspects of such procedures rather than on mechanical arithmetic aspects. Students will be given practical experience in the basics of statistical analysis and in computer tools to carry them out.
This course is recommended for anyone wishing to undertake research in any field of linguistics and applied linguistics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Critically compare and discriminate between different research methodologies in linguistics and / or applied linguistics.
  2. Critically assess the methodology of a research project within your own discipline area.
  3. Critically assess the appropriateness of various methodological approaches in published linguistics and/or applied linguistics articles.
  4. Carry out descriptive and quantitative analysis of small data sets, applying statistical methods.
  5. Design, carry out and present (in both a written and oral format) a small project related to your own research interests.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial exercises (500 words, 20%) [LO 4]
Research proposal (2000 words, 20%) [LO 1,2,3]
Research paper (4000 words, 50%) [LO 5]
Research paper presentation (10 min, 10%) [LO 5]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of practical laboratories
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Prescribed Texts

To be indicated on Wattle.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9352 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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