Quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of French
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.
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%).