Bootcamp on quantitative methods in L2 research:
Study design, regression modelling, social networks, replication studies, research synthesis and meta-analysis
10-15 June 2019
Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw
Modern linguistic enquiry – as well as the leading journals in the field – are now placing an increased emphasis on methodological rigour and on measures and designs going beyond p-value reporting and traditional monofactorial analyses. However, young researchers have few opportunities to grow familiar with the more sophisticated state-of-the-art approaches and procedures and cutting-edge interdisciplinary methodologies.
This bootcamp intends to fill the gap by providing an opportunity for students and early-career researchers to learn hands-on from the leading experts in the field of quantitative linguistic research. The school will place emphasis on study design, hypothesis formulation, measurements and the most frequent pitfalls and errors committed in the process. Each course will include hands-on sessions where the participants will be expected to “get their own hands dirty” by working in detail through case studies and either trying to detect methodological pitfalls, or perform analyses themselves. Responding to the recent groundswell of interest in replication research and meta-analyses in applied linguistics, the bootcamp will also take the participants through the major stages of completing a meta-analysis and of designing and executing one’s own replication study. Upon completing the workshop, the participants will be in a very strong position to both conduct and critically examine quantitative L2 studies.