LINGUIST List 32.23

Mon Jan 04 2021

Summer Schools: Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research / USA

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>



Date: 04-Jan-2021
From: Sean Roberts <Robertss55cardiff.ac.uk>
Subject: Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research / USA
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Host Institution: Yale University
Website: https://hraf.yale.edu/summer-institutes-for-cross-cultural-anthropological-research/#_ftn1

Dates: 25-Jul-2021 - 12-Aug-2021
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Focus: The instruction at the institute will cover all phases of regional and worldwide comparisons from project conception through statistical analysis that are consistent with scientific principles. Topics include: - The logic and types of comparisons (including collaborative projects), and the types of research questions asked by cross-cultural researchers; - Reviews of available data and databases (including a concordance of cross-cultural samples), as well as data management and design of coding materials; - How to derive testable hypotheses and design appropriate measures from specified theoretical principles; - Approaches to minimize random and systematic error, sampling strategies and issues of independence; - Introduction to a wide range of statistical approaches. So as to ensure that participants will have the necessary background for more advanced statistics covered at the Institute, accepted participants will be expected to brush up on basic statistics and learn the rudiments of R (an open-source statistical environment) prior to attendance using materials prepared by the instructors. At the Institute we will cover non-linear and non-normal data, unidimensional scaling, multidimensional scaling and dimension reduction, multilevel modeling and causal graphs, Bayesian approaches, phylogenetic inference and comparative phylogenetic methods, and social network analysis.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers, and advanced graduate students. Accepted participants will be expected to brush up on basic statistics and learn the rudiments of R (an open-source statistical environment) prior to attendance using materials prepared by the instructors.

Description:
We are pleased to announce that the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support three years of Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research. Cross-cultural findings derived from anthropological data are critical to many social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, political science), particularly when testing the generalizability of important theories for policy. These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers, and advanced graduate students in the theory and state-of-the art methods for conducting regional and worldwide comparative research so that these methods can be incorporated into courses and cross-cultural research using anthropological data. The program will include lectures, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Each participant will also design and execute a pilot project during their time at an institute. The first three-week Summer Institute for 12 participants is planned for late July through early August, 2021 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Applications will be due February 15, 2021. Learn more about the curriculum, the instructors, and how to apply.

Summer School dates still to be confirmed - please check the HRAF website.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                      Computational Linguistics
                      Genetic Classification
                      Historical Linguistics

Tuition: 0 USD
Tuition Explanation: We anticipate supporting 12 applicants each summer for this intensive course. Participants will be reimbursed for all or most of their economy travel to and from the Institute and they will receive free room and board (probably on the Yale University campus) during the term of the Institute.

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until


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Registration: 04-Jan-2021 to 15-Feb-2021
Contact Person: Sean Roberts
                Email: RobertsS55cardiff.ac.uk


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