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LINGUIST List 25.753

Thu Feb 13 2014

Summer Schools: FTI (Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation) Research Methods Summer School/Geneva, Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Feb-2014
From: Kilian Seeber <Kilian.Seeberunige.ch>
Subject: FTI (Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation) Research Methods Summer School/Geneva, Switzerland
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FTI (Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation) Research Methods Summer School

Host Institution: University of Geneva
Coordinating Institution: University of Geneva
Website: http://goo.gl/BptAo1

Dates: 01-Sep-2014 - 04-Sep-2014
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Focus: Empirical research into interpreting, be it at the MA level, be it at the PhD level, can be a daunting endeavor. Finding a feasible research question, identifying an appropriate research method, collecting reliable data and making sense of them are a challenge for any student without a social-science background. This summer school will provide participants with the necessary skills to design and complete an empirical research project, and give them ample opportunity to discuss their projects with experienced researchers.
Minimum Education Level: MA

Special Qualifications:
None required.

The course is tailored for MA students at an advanced stage of their thesis or
doctoral students at the beginning of their dissertation who want to engage in
empirical research into interpreting. The following topics will be covered
during the presentations and the exercises:
- principles of good research;
- scales of measurement;
- quantitative research;
- experimental and quasi-experimental research;
- experimental design;
- cause and effect relationships;
- observation and introspection;
- correlations; surveys;
- making sense of data;
- visualizing data.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 1250.00 CHF

Tuition Explanation: The course fees (in CHF) cover tuition, all course materials as well as fully
catered coffee breaks and the social event.

Registration: 13-Feb-2014 to 30-Jun-2014

Contact Person: Kilian Seeber
Email: Kilian.Seeberunige.ch

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Download application form, fill in and return by email.
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