LINGUIST List 26.1840

Tue Apr 07 2015

Summer Schools: Quantitative Methods for Communication Studies / Copenhagen, Denmark

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Date: 07-Apr-2015
From: Laura Winther Balling <>
Subject: Quantitative Methods for Communication Studies / Copenhagen, Denmark
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Quantitative Methods for Communication Studies / Copenhagen, Denmark

Host Institution: Copenhagen Business School
Coordinating Institution: Copenhagen Business School

Dates: 24-Aug-2015 - 28-Aug-2015
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Focus: The purpose of the course is to introduce the participants to methods and tools that will enable them to conduct sound quantitative investigations and appropriate statistical analyses in their PhD dissertations and further careers inside and outside of academia. The course is part of the PhD programme in professional intercultural communication but is of interest to all students from communication studies, linguistics and the humanities more generally who are doing or plan to do quantitative research. We focus on the practical applications of statistics and include a substantial amount of hands-on examples and exercises.

Minimum Education Level: BA

Special Qualifications:
The main prerequisite is an interest in doing quantitative research. The course does not require any prior knowledge about mathematics or statistics. The starting point is questions and data sets from communication studies and linguistics, but a background in these fields is not assumed. We assume that the participants have read and worked seriously with the assigned readings and are prepared for a steep learning curve. Participants who have data from their own projects may bring them for discussion and analysis during the course but this is not a requirement.

The course is aimed at PhD students but other researchers are also welcome if there are places available.

The course will cover the following topics:

- fundamentals of quantitative research design
- quantitative methods for studying language and communication behaviour: experiments, corpora and questionnaires
- data manipulation in spread sheets and the statistics environment R (
- graphical data exploration
- basic statistical tests
- regression analyses with a focus on mixed-effect models

The course will consist of a mixture of lectures, discussions and exercises. Throughout the course, there will be a strong emphasis on practical applications and real-life data. The course will be taught in English.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition: 700 EUR

Registration: 26-Mar-2015 to 15-Jun-2015

Contact Person: Anni Olesen

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Registration Instructions:
Details about registration can be found on

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