Linguistics and Language Sciences Pathway: Mixed-effects modelling workshop

Linguistics and Language Sciences Pathway: Mixed-effects modelling workshop, 1st-2nd July 2015, University of York

On July 1-2, in the Berrick Saul building, York, the Linguistics and Language Sciences Pathway of the WRDTC will host a workshop on the currently popular advanced statistical method known as ‘mixed-effects’ or ‘multilevel’ modelling. This modelling provides a way of extending traditional regression models to better capture the typically hierarchical structure of linguistic data sets.

mixed effects modellingThe workshop will include a mix of lectures and hands-on workshops in smaller groups. We will provide data for practice with analysis but we encourage students to bring their own data sets; the final small group event will be a ‘data surgery’. For more information, see https://whiterosemixedeffectsevent.wordpress.com, where in due course a full schedule of events and names of speakers will also be announced.

The event is intended primarily for research students and staff at any White Rose University. It will be free of charge and will included lunch each day and a workshop dinner (venue to be determined), to allow students and staff to meet, mingle and discuss. We will also subsidize travel and accommodation for students coming to York from the other universities, to the extent that we are able to; in order to plan the dinner and accommodation we ask that anyone interested in attending register for the conference on the website as soon as possible, but definitely before June 1.

Marilyn Vihman (Professor, Language and Linguistic Science, York) and Jack Wilson (PhD student, Linguistics, Leeds), co-organizers