Online Experiments for Language Scientists (LASC10115)
Language Sciences and Linguistics
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Visiting student must have completed at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. **The Language Sciences courses offered at the University of Edinburgh are extremely intensive and visiting students have struggled with these courses in previous years. Students are expected to have a strong background in Linguistics as an academic discipline; courses that are part of a Modern Foreign Languages degree may not provide students with an adequate background**
This is a practical course which will provide a rapid tour of online experimental methods in the language sciences. Each week we will cover a paper detailing a study using online methods, and work with code to implement a similar experiment. We will also look at the main platforms for reaching paid participants, e.g. MTurk and Prolific, and discuss some of the challenges around data quality and the ethics of recruiting participants through those platforms.
Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%
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