- Code LING4100
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics provides Honours students with skills for undertaking quantitative analysis for their Honours thesis in linguistics. Students will acquire substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to linguistics, including applied linguistics. Issues covered will include quantitative study design; collection, description, and visualisation of data; interpretation of results; and reporting of 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 descriptive and inferential statistical analysis and in computer tools to carry it out. They will undertake a systematic investigation applying their quantitative research skills in a final research project, which will evaluate the methods used in existing literature, present an innovative study design, and analyse the data using appropriate statistical techniques. Students are encouraged to work with their thesis data for the assessment items. Material submitted for assessment in this course may be incorporated into a student's thesis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically evaluate different research methodologies in linguistics and / or applied linguistics;
- critically assess the methodology of a research project within your own discipline area;
- critically assess the appropriateness of various methodological approaches in published linguistics and/or applied linguistics articles;
- carry out quantitative analysis of small data sets, applying statistical methods; and
- design, carry out and present (in both a written and oral format) a small project related to your own research interests.
- Quantitative analysis exercises (500 words) (20) [LO 4]
- Research proposal (6 unit course 1500 words; 12 unit course 3500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final research project (6 unit course 2500 words; 12 unit course 5500 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Research project presentation (10 min) (10) [LO 5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact which may comprise lectures, tutorials, workshops, or practical laboratories
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
TBA on Wattle.
Completion of a cognate major.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8677||22 Jul 2024||29 Jul 2024||31 Aug 2024||25 Oct 2024||In Person||N/A|