HIF-3082 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics - 10 ECTS
Bachelor's Degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in a language or linguistics, or a degree combining linguistics and literature, with a minimum of 80 ECTS of concentrated work in linguistics and/or language. Minimum average grade (in the Norwegian grading system) is C for applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand and B for others.
Application code: 9371 (Nordic applicants).
By the end of the course the student should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the following areas.
- General Logic and Inference
- Basic Probability Theory
- Modelling and Statistical Tests
- The Programming Language R for Statistical Analysis
In practical terms, the student will acquire the following connected skills:
- How to gather and organize data either experimentally or from corpora.
- How to model complex data with appropriate choice of statistical model.
- How to test statistical models with the appropriate tests.
- How to use R to organize and explore patterns in the data, and run the standard statistical tests required in reporting scientific research.
Lectures, seminars/exercises and discussions.
Quality assurance: All courses undergo a halfway evaluation once in a 2-year period at the master¿s level. The Programme Board determines which programme options will be evaluated per year, and which courses will be evaluated by the students and the teacher per year.
Coursework requirements: Biweekly homeworks (assessed as Pass/Fail).
Assessment method: Two week take home examination. The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.
Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register (in the Studentweb) for a re-sit examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester. In the event of a re-sit examination, the student is allowed to submit a revised version of his/her term paper within a given deadline.
Date for examinationTake-home assignment hand out date 29.04.2019 hand in date 13.05.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.