Statistics and R Reading Group

Through July and August, a group of us are meeting weekly to discuss material in Statistics for Linguistics with R: A Practical Introduction by Stefan Th. Gries. No prior knowledge of quantitative methods is required.

Location:

Totem Field Studios – seminar room (Rm. 103)

Time:

Wednesdays at 2:30pm, through August 22nd 2012

Schedule:

  • Week 1: Chapter 1 — Designing hypotheses, identifying variables, data collection/organization, and experimental design
  • Week 2: Chapter 2 — Fundamentals of R: syntax, vectors, factors, and data frames
  • Week 3: Chapter 3.1 — Descriptive statistics: univariate stats
  • Week 4: Chapter 3.2 — Descriptive statistics: bivariate stats
  • Week 5: Chapter 4.1-2 — Analytical statistics: distributions, frequencies, and dispersions
  • Week 6: Chapter 4.3-4 — Analytical statistics: means, coefficients of correlation, and linear regression
  • Week 7: Chapter 5.1-2 — Multifactorial methods: configural frequency analysis and multiple regression analysis
  • Week 8: Chapter 5.3-5 — ANOVA, binary logistic regression, and hierarchical agglomerative cluster analysis