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Course module: 880571-M-3
Statistics and Experimental Methods 1
Course info
Course module880571-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Commun. and Inform. Sciences; TSH: Department Communication and Cognition;
Is part of
M Communication and Information Sciences (research)
M Linguistics and Communication Sciences (research)
Convenant TSH
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 19/10/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Please Mind: the complete information for this course is not provided yet, this page will be finalized in the upcoming weeks
After succesfully completing this course, the student is able to
  • choose and carry out appropriate statistical analysis for research questions involving continuous and categorical data (e.g. Factorial ANOVA, repeated measures ANOVA, multiple regression, logistic regression)
  • investigate data for violations of the underlying assumptions for each analysis
  • provide sound interpretation of such analyses and report their results accurately and accessibly
  • to reflect critically on different statistical methods and procedures
The course offers a mixture of research methodology, research design and statistical data analysis, focusing on the experimental approach and the corpus linguistic approach. Both approaches are widely used in research on language and communication. We want to look at different aspects of the research cycle, with an emphasis on strengthening the research and analytical skills of the student. In addition, a cursory overview of the methodological approaches available in Nijmegen and Tilburg will be provided.
The student will acquire basic skills in using the statistical software package SPSS. The design and statistical analysis of several research methods (such as lexical decision experiments, picture naming, and classification experiments) will be analyzed in detail. In addition, several recent topics in the field of methodology and statistics (replication, null hypothesis significance testing, confidence intervals, effect sizes, data management, research ethics) will be touched upon.
Timetable information
880571-M-3|Statistics and Experimental Methods 1
Required materials
Field, A. P. (2013). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics. Fifth Edition. London: Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5264-1952-1 (paperback)/ 978-1-5264-1951-4 (hardcover)
Title:Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics
Author:Andy Field
Publisher:Sage Publications
Recommended materials
Written (60%)

4 Take home exames (each 10%)

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