Introduction to Advanced Statistics for Language Sciences
This workshop aims to provide practical introductions to advanced statistical methods used in research in the language sciences, with a focus on research in bilingualism. The workshop includes three sessions that will cover mixed-effects models, generalised additive mixed-models, and Bayesian analysis. Each session will include an introduction to the method, and worked-through, practical examples in the statistical software package R.
Introduction to Mixed-Effects Models in Bilingualism Research (Ian Cunnings and George Pontikas)
The last decade or so has seen a step-change in the statistical analysis techniques used in different subfields of linguistics and psychology, including bilingualism research and second language acquisition. While statistical tests such as t-test and ANOVA were prevalent in bilingualism research only a decade ago, use of mixed-effects models has increased considerably over recent years (Baayen et al., 2008; Barr et al., 2013; Cunnings, 2012). The move to mixed-effects models has been motivated by several long-standing problems in research in bi-/multilingualism. For example, mixed-effects models overcome long-standing problems in generalising study findings to both study participants and the linguistic materials tested (Clark, 1973). Mixed-models also provide a framework for analysing different types of data, including continuous and binary dependent variables, and for modelling different types of fixed and random effects (Baayen et al., 2008). This is especially useful from the perspective of second language acquisition research, where the ability to model nested random effects, such as occurs when multiple second language learners are tested in different classrooms and schools, is crucial to assessing the generalisability of study findings.
5:05PM-6:00PM Introduction to Mixed-Effects Models in Bilingualism Research (Ian Cunnings and George Pontikas: LIVE)
6:00PM-6:30PM Q&A on Introduction to Mixed-Effects Models in Bilingualism Research (Ian Cunnings, George Pontikas and others: LIVE)
6:30PM-7:30PM Introduction to Generalised Additive Models in R (Stefano Coretta: RECORDED)
7:30PM-8:30PM Bayesian Analysis for Bilingualism Research: A Primer (João Verissimo: LIVE)
8:30PM-8:55PM Q&A on Generalised Additive Models and Bayesian Analysis (João Verissimo and others: LIVE)
(Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Duration of the workshop: 5 hours in total (including 10-minute break between sessions)
Registration cost: Free
Mode: Online only
Time: 5:00PM Friday 23 June Australian Eastern Standard Time
This is a satellite conference. Registration for this workshop is independent of attendance at the main conference.