This special one year graduate seminar will have students work on an actual experimental project in the field of phonetics. The instructor will provide support and advice on how to collect, organize and analyze data, perform relevant statistics, prepare relevant tables and graphs, present the results and write a paper suitable for publication. Students have the choice to work on a project prepared by the instructor or work on a project of their own. In the latter case, the project must be related to phonetics and approved by the instructor BEFORE the start of the semester (see note below). By the end of this one year seminar, students should have completed their experiment and data analysis (summer semester) and ready to submit a paper presenting their results to a relevant conference venue or academic journal (winter semester). We will aim to present your papers to the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences held in Melbourne Australia in August 2019: http://www.icphs2019.org/ We will also work on preparing a 10-minute academic presentation describing your results, in preparation for the ICPhS venue.
Summer semester: experiment design and data collection. Interim report. Winder semester: Writing an academic paper. Giving an academic oral presentation and presenting a good powerpoint presentation.
For this seminar, students are expected to participate to in-class discussions and presentations, work in small groups or individually on a common project outside the classroom and periodically meet with the instructor to address issues related to their specific project. Students are also expected to register for the two semesters (summer and winter) in order to fully complete their project. *** Importantly, students who do not register for the summer semester will not be allowed to participate in or register for the winter semester.
Summer semester: interim report, oral presentations, participation Winter semester: final paper, oral presentations, participation
No text book required, but getting a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is recommended. I will not provide photocopies of that book.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
IMPORTANT: You are welcome to work on your own project (like the project for your thesis) as long as it relates to phonetics. If so, contact the instructor as early as possible to get your project approved for the class, and start the application for ethics approval (as it takes about 2 months to get approval, so it needs to be submitted before the start of the semester).