Introduction to Statistics (for graduate
students in linguistics)
Instructor: John Nerbonne (course under development, always)
LOT Winter School 2009
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Announcements
 23 jan 2009
Lectures/discussions in Academy Building, Room 2. Labs will be
in the Harmonie Building, Section 12, Room 119. We'll move over to
the lab at about 17:30 each day.
 Computer Accounts. Please note that you must have
a computer account to participate in the lab. These should
be available via the LOT registration.
 Worked out
examples from book Link to a site where examples
from the book are worked out in detail. Not required, but
perhaps useful.
Course Materials

Description & Schedule
 Sheets for Lectures

Descriptive Concepts
 Sampling, zTests,
Confidence Intervals

TTests

ANOVA

MannWhitney, Wilcoxon & Sign Tests
 Nominal Data
 Choice of Tests.
 Pencil and Paper Assignments
 Interpreting Scores (standard normal)
 Sample Statistics
 Some calculator exercises
(Tamás Bíró) These are meant in particular
for students seeking more confidence in the basics, including
the basic math.
 SPSS Assignments
The lab assignments originated with me (JN), but Wilbert Heeringa
added a lot (ca. 20002002). Mik van Es revised them, adding
questions to link the labs to the theoretical material better (2008).
Tamás Bíró took a further pass, also making
substantial improvements.
 Extra
Material (in English). This site traces the different examples in
the Moore and McCabe textbook through with various calculations and
graphics. Helps in understanding the material.