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„Analysing visual world eye-tracking data in R“

Sep 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Block seminar in the context of the project “Labor Know-How als Shared Resource”

As part of the project "Labor Know-How as Shared Resources", two block seminars are offered at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The courses are aimed at students (Bachelor and Master) of the alliance partners of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). The research project is funded within the BUA's objective Sharing Resources.

The block seminar "Analyzing visual world eye-tracking data in R" offered by Dr. Aine Ito will take place exclusively online. Registration can be done via HU-Moodle. Participation is also possible without registration (please dial in directly in this case).

The block seminar "Eye-tracking experiments in psycholinguistics" by Prof. Dr. Pia Knoeferle is offered twice and is limited to ten places each time, since the course (except for the first date) takes place in the lab. Registration via HU-Moodle is required.

Students must ask their institutes (examining boards or examinations offices) to what extent credit points can be credited. The block seminars are held in English.

The project "Laboratory Know-How as a Shared Resource" has set itself the goal of developing a joint management of the laboratories so that existing resources can be used in the best possible way in the laboratories. In the case of thematically related research objectives, it makes sense to pool resources for reasons of efficiency. In order to avoid loss of knowledge, for example due to personnel changes, the project will record and catalog inventories and offer laboratory training. The project is headed by Prof. Dr. Pia Knoeferle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Fabian Klostermann (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin).

Course title: Analysing visual world eye-tracking data in R

Course information:

In this course, you will learn different methods for analysing visual world eye-tracking data (cf. Huettig, Rommers, & Meyer, 2011). In the first part, you will learn how the visual world paradigm is used in psycholinguistic research (session 1), the nature of the visual world eye-tracking data and different approaches to analysing the data (session 2), and how to process the data in R (session 3). In the second part, you will have hand-on experience on four analysis methods: LME (Linear Mixed-Effects model)/GLMM (Generalised Linear Mixed-Effects model) analysis, growth curve analysis (Mirman, Dixon, & Magnuson, 2008), cluster-based permutation analysis (Maris & Oostenveld, 2007) and divergence point analysis (Stone, Lago, & Schad, 2020). The goal of the course is to provide an understanding of advantages and disadvantages of each method and enable you to apply each method to your own data. The course requires a basic knowledge of R and statistics (t-test, ANOVA), and will be conducted in English.

Course title: Experimente in der Psycholinguistics / Eye-tracking experiments in psycholinguistics

(offered twice)

  • Dates Course 1: Oct 6-8, 2021 + Saturday, 04.12.2021
  • Dates Course 2: Oct 13-15, 2021 + Saturday 11.12.2021
  • Place: Zoom for the first meeting, then in classroom and in the lab
  • Instructor: Prof. Dr. Pia Knoeferle, Department of German Language and Linguistics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Please join Zoom for the first class. Zoom-Link: https://hu-berlin.zoom.us/j/61445089882?pwd=RFdQZ0pPVGk0bHNXbE9kMzdDMG04QT09
    Meeting ID: 614 4508 9882
    Password: 960600

Course information:

This course deals with eye-tracking as a method with a focus on register studies. Students will be shown how to design an eye-tracking experiment; how to prepare or modify experiment materials; how to conduct a mini eye-tracking experiment; how to analyze the data descriptively, and how to present the results. At the end of the course students should have a grasp of important issues in experimental design, and know the key steps involved in conducting and descriptively analyzing data from eye-tracking studies. They will also have learnt how to summarize experimental results. The language of instruction is English. The number of participants is limited to 10 students. The course will in parts be conducted in the eye-tracking labs of the psycholinguistics groups, COVID-19 permitting. Please check back for updates in the event of changes regarding the Covid-19 situation.