LIN 392 Analyzing Linguistic Data: Schedule


This schedule is subject to change.

Assignments are due at the end of their due date (midnight).

Readings can be done either before or after class; they are chosen to support the material covered in class.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

  • Sep 15: Invited talk: Statistics in practice
  • Sep 17: Invited talk: Statistics in practice

Week 5

  • Sep 22: Probability distributions. Samples and populations.
    • Readings: SE ch. 3, ALD ch. 3 pp. 44-63

  • Sep 24: Statistical tests: the basic principle; significance thresholds
    • Readings: SE ch. 4,5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

  • Oct 27:Logistic regression

  • Oct 29: Logistic regression in R

Week 11

Week 12

  • Nov 10: Mixed-effects models in R
    • Readings: ALD ch. 7 pp 241-251

  • Nov 12: Practising regression
    • Homework 5 due
    • Readings: ALD ch. 7 pp. 278-284

Week 13

  • Nov 17: Clustering for data exploration
  • Nov 19: Dimensionality reduction
    • Readings: ALD ch. 5 from beginning up to (and including) 5.1.4

Week 14

  • Nov 24: A brief look at topic modeling.
    Also: pitfalls of statistical analyses
  • Nov 26: Thanksgiving

Week 15

  • Dec 1: Project presentations
    • 11:00 Lam
    • 11:15 Fuchs
    • 11:30 Schrubbe
    • 11:45 Fingerhuth
    • 12:00 Hyska
  • Dec 3: Project presentations
    • 11:00 Lorenz
    • 11:15 Sokhey
    • 11:30 Griffiths
    • 11:45 Callesano
    • 12:00 Leslie
Final report due: Wednesday December 9, end of day
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