This workshop aims to provide language teachers with the statistical tools they need to conduct classroom-based research. The first half of the workshop will consist of an overview of commonly-used statistical analyses, the concepts of normal distribution and measurement error, and issues of reliability and validity. The second half of the workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice statistical analysis using ersatz data files of vocabulary quiz scores and questionnaire results. Statistical analysis methods covered will include descriptive statistics, t-tests, correlations, and ANOVA (analysis of variance).
Participants will need a laptop computer with a spreadsheet program. Participants will need to download data files for use during this workshop. The address for download will be posted closer to the date at the chapter website: www.kyotojalt.org