OK! Example: You study CIW and want to sign up for group labeled "ATW". Fine! The labels guide those who prefer to work together students in the same study. Thanks to Sylke van der Broek for this question, 2012
Space in lab sessions is very limited. We unfortunately cannot possibly assign everyone to a most convenient time.
Please try to find someone to switch sections with you. If you find someone, please inform all of the lab leaders who are involved.
If you cannot find anyone who will switch, and you have a study-related reason to need to switch (classes at all conflicting times), please see the lab leaders, listed in the course schedule, who will try to accommodate you if they have some room--but only on the basis of study-related reasons. If you are switching sections, please inform the leader of the section you are leaving, too.
You're required to attend all the lectures. I only check that you've signed in at five to allow for errors in bookkeeping. See the question on illness or family emergency if you need to be credited with attendance after missing several classes.
You're required to attend all the lectures, but you receive full credit (5%) as long as you sign the attendance sheet five times. I only check that you've signed in at least five times to allow for errors in bookkeeping. If you missed classes for a serious medical or family emergency, please see the advisor, who will recommend to me whether to excuse you for all the classes you missed. Make sure the advisor understands that she needs to recommend that you should be excused for all the classes you missed.
It is not enough to simply send an email to me explaining that you'll be absent (and why).
If you notice an error after the end of the course, it's too late to change it. During the course, take this up with a lab instructor.
The decision whether you may be exempted is officially a decision of the examination committee of the department granting the degree you wish to receive (usually Examencommissie Nederlands, Taal, Communicatie en Informatie). If you're transferring and trying to arrange several exemptions, then you should work directly with the examination committee.
If it's just a matter of one course, they generally ask me for advice.
I don't want to force people to waste valuable study time, so I am quite willing to recommend exemptions, but in order to advise positively about the exemption, I need
- the course description(s) of the course which duplicates the material in Statistiek I or II. The course needs to have covered most of the material in whichever course you wish to be exempted from. The course description should include both what statistical topics were covered as well as the number of (ECTS) credit hours, and whether the use statistical software such as SPSS was required. I check both whether the course covered the basics of statistical hypothesis testing, t-tests and chi square, and also whether there was an exam and not merely one or more projects.
- proof that you've passed the course (for example, a printout of your record from PROGRESS, or your transcript of courses from a degree program at another university).
If you think you qualify, submit the proof described above to me along with a letter requesting the exemption. The documents become part of an electronic archive, so I need e.g. complete descriptions of course, not excerpts, and certainly not (just) URLs. I prefer not to recieve material on paper, only electronically, including the complete course descriptions and a complete transcript (cijferlijst). I will recommend a decision to the relevant examination committee.Recently, students have applied for exemptions who have taken part in "problem-oriented" programs. Some of them include a good deal of statistics, but that is not made obvious in the course descriptions. If you feel this might be the case with your own background, and you still wish to apply for an exemption, then you have a lot of work to do. I need all the materials noted above and in addition a letter from the instructor, stating that the course you successfully completed covered more than 80% of the material in the course description, in particular, the course must cover the basic concepts of descriptive and inferential (hypothesis testing) statistics, including p-value, statistical significance, and the use of some basic tests such as z-tests, t-tests (for independent samples and for paired data), chi-square (and McNemar tests), binomial (sign) tests, Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests. The choice of test could be a bit different, but at least t-tests and chi-square should be included. The course must include practice in the use of statistical software such as SPSS or R, and must include a written examination on the choice of appropriate statistical analyses and on the conditions of their application (normality assumptions and the like. Finally, the instructor must provide some means for me to verify his or her identity (for example, by writing from an email account identified on the web page of the course). Sorry, if this sounds complicated. If course descriptions are informative, then the letter is not needed.
Negative indications I do not recommend exemptions based on courses of fewer than four ECTS points (HBO courses minimally five), and I never recommend exemptions for courses based only on case studies and no exam testing the ability to know when to apply which statistical analysis.
Special note on psychology courses Many students transfer from psychology, whose statistics requirements are a bit more stringent, and I regularly recommend positively on their requests. But I still need a formal request with the documentation described above.
If you failed the exam last year one of the best ways to improve is to redo the lab exercises, and also to attend the theoretical lectures. I especially advise that you attend the lectures again.
Quiz results may not be carried over. They are simply indispensable in exam preparation, particularly for repeaters.
Notwithstanding the advice above, you may carry over both lab results and the attendance records for a single year. So if you took the course in 2008-2009, then your labs and attendance still count in 2009-2010 -- in both the regular exam and in the resit. Please make sure to note on the first sheet of the final exam that your labs and attendance records from the previous year should be used.
Lab results and attendance records expire at the end of the following academcic year. Following the example above, After that, i.e. in 2010-2011 you need to repeat everything.
There's a course given to the European Master's in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL) in the Fall semester with essentially the same objectives (it covers a single statistical test more). If you take this course and pass the exam, I am willing to write to the exam committee that you have satisfied the requirements of the Statistiek I course.
Please have your advisor (studieadviseur) send me an email verifying that you just need this course to graduate, and please send me an email that you wish to follow this alternative track. Please note that space is limited in this
There is no exercise book accompanying the Field text, and, if you're in a class using the Moore and McCabe book, then you also do not need to buy the exercise book. You'll note that the syllabus (handleiding) mentions only the textbook, no exercise book.