Experimental Linguistics Module – Autumn 2011

Tuesday 2-4pm, Bancroft Building room 102.6

  • Module Description

    The goal of this module is to take students with no prior training in the methods or tools of experimental psychological science and provide them with the theoretical and practical training required to be able to critically engage with the Psycholinguistics literature and to undertake experimental linguistics research themselves. The module will include hands-on training in inferential statistics and hypothesis testing, experimental design, data collection (including training in ethical human subjects research protocols), and data analysis. The module will also engage students in considering strengths and limitations of various kinds of linguistics data, and how multiple sources of data and methods of data collection can be combined to enhance understanding. Students will develop their critical reading skills and gain practice in presenting primary source literature to their peers.

hindi and urdu speakers – share your secrets for finding people

Posted by Linnaea on November 23, 2011

I know several of you have successfully found Hindi and Urdu native speakers to participate in the class experiment. It would be great if you could share your methods with the rest of the class, since I know some students are finding it difficult to find people.

One possible option might be to approach the QMUL India Society – either by posting on the facebook wall, or by messaging the group organizers and seeing if they are willing to help recruit a few people. Has anyone tried this?

Any other ideas? If you know speakers of Hindi or Urdu who haven’t already participated and you’d be willing to help your fellow classmates make contact, please let us know.


One Response to “hindi and urdu speakers – share your secrets for finding people”

  1. Aurela said

    Friend of a friend method works! Just approach a Hindi/Urdu speaker, even at the library and they will introduce you to others.

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