Successful completion of the course “Psycholinguistics”.
Experimental Methods I: Design & Techniques and Experimental Methods II: Practicals & Projects together form one course. Over the entire two-semester course, students will receive a comprehensive and practical introduction to the research methods used in the LUCL Labs and have a chance to implement one of these techniques in an independent research project.
The course will link coherently to other elements of the BA “Taal & Cognitie” – for example, in Experimental Methods I (semester 1 of year two) the students learn how the theory they have already learned relates to experimental work in the labs; while in Experimental Methods II (semester 1 of year three) they will analyse their own data using skills gained in the course “Statistics for linguists” in semester 2 of year two.
Experimental Methods I consists of two learning units: “Experiment design & preparation” and “Software and hardware in the labs”. In these two units, students gain practical knowledge of the first steps in individually designing, carrying out, analysing, and presenting a psycholinguistic experiment.
Gaining a broad knowledge of psycholinguistic research methods and techniques, including lab hardware and software (Excel, Qualtrics and E-Prime)
Understanding the practical steps involved in conceptualising and preparing a psycholinguistic experiment
Mode of instruction
Seminars; independent study and practical assignments.
Total course load = 140 hours
Study of compulsory readings: 28
Preparation for assessments: 40
To successfully finish the course students are required to upload six completed assignments on Blackboard (during the semester). For two assignments, students must also hand in a peer review.
Each assignment counts for 15% of the final grade; each review counts for 5%.
Students may resit maximally one of the assessments, provided that they have adequately attended the seminars (>80%).
Blackboard will be used to inform students during the course and to offer study materials.
Syllabus will be made available via Blackboard
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk
Class attendance and active participation is required.