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Summer Schools: Bootcamp on quantitative methods in L2 research: Study design, regression modelling, social networks, replication studies, research synthesis and meta-analysis/Poland

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Date: 14-Sep-2018
From: Michał B. Paradowski <>
Subject: Bootcamp on quantitative methods in L2 research: Study design, regression modelling, social networks, replication studies, research synthesis and meta-analysis/Poland
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Host Institution: University of Warsaw
Coordinating Institution: University of Warsaw

Dates: 10-Jun-2019 - 15-Jun-2019
Location: Warsaw, Poland

Focus: This bootcamp will provide an opportunity for students and early-career researchers to learn hands-on from the leading experts in the field of quantitative linguistic research. The school will place emphasis on study design, hypothesis formulation, measurements and the most frequent pitfalls and errors committed in the process. Each course will include hands-on sessions where the participants will be expected to “get their own hands dirty” by working in detail through case studies and either trying to detect methodological pitfalls, or perform analyses themselves. Responding to the recent groundswell of interest in replication research and meta-analyses in applied linguistics, the bootcamp will also take the participants through the major stages of completing a meta-analysis and of designing and executing one’s own replication study. Upon completing the workshop, the participants will be in a very strong position to both conduct and critically examine quantitative L2 studies. Courses: Statistics Outside the Ivory Tower: The Connections Between Hypotheses, Study Design, Measures and Analyses (Gunnar Jacob) Regression Modelling for Learner Corpus and SLA Research (Stefan Th. Gries) Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis in Applied Linguistics (Luke Plonsky) Doing Replication Research in Second Language Acquisition (Kevin McManus) Social Network Analysis in Applied Linguistics Research (Jeremi Ochab, Andrzej Jarynowski, Michał B. Paradowski)
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Special Qualifications: Minimum background prerequisites include knowledge of: Fundaments of statistics Familiarity with spreadsheets (Ideally) familiarity with the R environment Fluent use of English

Modern linguistic enquiry – as well as the leading journals in the field – are now placing an increased emphasis on methodological rigour and on measures and designs going beyond p-value reporting and traditional monofactorial analyses. However, young researchers have few opportunities to grow familiar with the more sophisticated state-of-the-art approaches and procedures and cutting-edge interdisciplinary methodologies.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Computational Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition

Registration: 14-Sep-2018 to 15-Oct-2018
Contact Person: Michał B. Paradowski

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Until 15 October 2018 we request all prospective attendees to fill out the preliminary form, which will allow us to gauge interest in the event. Afterwards the proper submission site will go live, with the deadline set around December. Submission through the EasyAbs system will request i) a Cover Letter specifying the applicant’s motivation to attend the school (1 page), ii) an abstract of a research project the candidate would like to carry out (300-450 words), and iii) an up-to-date academic CV (1 page). Each application will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for originality, feasibility, methodological rigour and motivation. The school will accept around 30 participants. We expect the review process to complete around January. Accepted participants will have the chance to present their research projects in “flash talks” during the first half of the bootcamp.

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