FRE 383H1F

Quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of French

Instructor:

E. Dunbar

Description:

An introduction to the foundations of quantitative analysis and experimental research on French. Topics to be covered include differences between quantitative and qualitative analyses; hypothesis formulation; experimental design; and data collection and analysis including basic statistical methods. Phenomena investigated will come from Canadian and European varieties as well as studies of second/third language learners of French.

Required texts:

Ouellet, Roy & Huot, Méthodes quantitatives en sciences humaines (3rd edition).

Assignments and evaluation:

Quizzes (30%); homework (data analysis) x 2 (30%); project (25%); overall assessment (15%).

Prerequisite:

FRE 272H1