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The Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds is hosting a researcher-practitioner online workshop on children’s descriptive vocabulary on Thursday March 18th, 1-5pm GMT. Event description: The role of vocabulary breadth and depth in children’s achievement at school and beyond is well recognised. One way of enriching vocabulary is through descriptive language. Classroom and clinical practice is designed to…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy, including some of its recently developmed features (e.g. running studies online). This interface aims to be easy enough for use in undergraduate teaching, yet flexible enough for high-precision experimental psychology. Getting started with basic experiments is really easy, but this workshop…
In this workshop, we will use the R package ‘tidyverse’ to pre-process and tidy sample datasets of different types (binary, categorical, continuous) and explore the data visually. Then we will discuss some basic principles underlying data analysis and learn how and when to apply these techniques, with a focus on linear regressions. The workshop will be taught by Dr Lauren…
This one-day workshop is on data simulation in R. The aim is to give you hands-on experience simulating data, which in turn will help you develop a deeper understanding of key concepts in statistical analysis and experimental design. Specifically, the workshop aims to help you: Understand the basic idea of how data simulation works Understand…
This workshop will provide a practical introduction to the R statistical programming language and to the RStudio integrated development environment, which provides a powerful interface for working with R. This workshop is designed to support the one-day Power and Data Simulation workshop being held the following week. This shorter (two-hour) introductory workshop will help those…
This workshop will introduce you to two exploratory methods to unveil intrinsic structure of data: clustering (an unsupervised approach where no class labels denoting an a priori partition of the objects are given) classification and regression (supervised approaches using known classes) Their application to linguistic research will be demonstrated by building appropriate feature vectors and…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy. This interface aims to be easy enough for use in undergraduate teaching, yet flexible enough for high-precision experimental psychology. Getting started with basic experiments is really easy, but this workshop will show you how to extend those simple experiments into more…
This workshop will introduce you to Python, a high-level programming language for general-purpose programming that focuses on code readability and efficiency. It will prepare you for the PsychoPy workshop (7th of June) by familiarising you with key Python objects (variables, lists and dicts, if-statements, and for-loops). The workshop will be delivered by Martin Callaghan. Attendance…
Linear regression models are statistical tools used to uncover the relation between a response variable and set of predictor variables. Standard least-squares linear regression estimates how the mean response varies with the predictors. However, there are cases where the behaviour of the mean response is not the main object of interest. For example, suppose that we are interested in quantifying the relation…
Version control can be thought of as the research notebook of the digital world: it’s what professional software developers and authors use to keep track of what they’ve done and to collaborate with other people. Every large software project relies on it, and many people who write code use it for their small jobs as…