LIN 392 Analyzing linguistic data: Links
The R statistics package
R is a free software package for statistical analyses. We will use it extensively in this class.
Downloading R: I recommend using RStudio, a nice interface to using R. If you prefer a more sparse interface, use the standard R download (the site prompts you first to select a place from which to download it, a "mirror").
The RSeek search engine can sometimes be useful to search for R-related things, but garden variety search engines are also getting better at finding R things if you type "R statistics package" rather than just "R" (which is a bit of an impractical keyword)
Baayen's Analyzing Linguistic Data: A Practical Introduction to Statistics Using R is also available as a PDF here.
Fun and statistics
Language Log: a language and linguistics blog written by Mark Liberman and others
Bad science: Ben Goldacre's blog with lots of illustrations of what not to do in statistics
xkcd: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
And then there's the RXKCD package.
Pitfalls to avoid: Simmons J., Nelson L., Simonsohn U. (2011) "False-Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allow Presenting Anything as Significant", Psychological Science, V22(11), pp.1359-1366