Workshops

Below you can find information about the workshops we offer during the conference. There are two workshop sessions. The first is on Wednesday June 3rd and the second session is on Friday June 5th. Coffee and thea are provided during the workshops. The websites of the workshop leaders are linked in case you would like to read more about one of the them.

Workshops take place in room 163, the large room on the ground floor of the building, room 236, a room on the right side of the building on the first floor or room 336, a room on the right side of the building on the second floor.

Workshops session 1: Wednesday June 3rd, 14:30-18:00

Power analyses with Andrew Jessop

AndrewJessop Title: Power analyses and simulations in R
Abstract: This workshop will cover how to design and run simulations in R, with a focus on estimating statistical power and sample size requirements for experiments. We will work through examples covering different experimental designs, and attendees will be invited to suggest examples from their own research or bring data to work on during the workshop.
Necessary equipment: Laptop + power cable with R and RStudio installed, if possible: own data
Location: 163

Git version control with Kristijan Armeni & Sophie Arana

Kristijan Armeni & Sophie Arana Title: Git & Github for collaborative work
Abstract: In this workshop, we will set you up with the minimal basics needed to start using Git and GitHub for version control in your projects. In a hands-on session you will work on issues, pull changes from others to your repo, push your changes to the remote, make a PR, review your colleagues’ contributions and merge the changes (as a bonus, you’ll get tons of new jargon to throw around!).
Necessary equipment: Laptop + power cable. Make sure you have a GitHub account before the start of the workshop
Location: 236

Virtual Reality with Eleanor Huizeling & Evelien Heijselaar

EleanorHuizeling&EvelienHeijselaar Title: Virtual Reality: A multimodal tool for language research
Abstract: This workshop will introduce the benefits and challenges of using VR as a dynamic and multimodal tool to investigate language in naturalistic environments. The session will include a tour of our virtual reality facilities and a discussion on applications of virtual reality in language research.
Necessary equipment: none
Location: Starts in 336, later moves to the VR labs (144/145 and A08/A10)

Workshops session 2: Friday June 5th, 15:00-18:00

Data visualization with Laurel Brehm

LaurelBrehm Title: Visualizing data with ggplot
Abstract: A compelling graphic is a hook to get other researchers looking at your paper, poster, or talk! This workshop provides a taxonomy of visualizing data with ggplot, an R package, with a focus on what messages are conveyed with each graphic type and the way to implement them yourself.
Necessary equipment: Laptop + power cable with R and RStudio installed, if possible: own data
Location: 163

Pitching with Linda Drijvers

LindaDrijvers Title: Pitching your research
Abstract: How can you get non-experts excited about your research, and how do you convey the content of your doctoral research to the general public? After this workshop you will be able to present your research as a compelling story.
Necessary equipment: Think of a subject to pitch about (for example, your thesis or dissertation topic)
Location: 236

Open Science with Eirini Zormpa

EiriniZormpa Title: Reproducible analyses in R
Abstract: For science to be verifiable it needs to be, minimally, reproducible; running the same analysis on the same data should give the same results. This may sound easy but it's really not! In this workshop we'll cover why reproducibility is important and how you can make your R code more reproducible.
Necessary equipment: Laptop with R and RStudio installed, power cable, preferably have a GitHub account
Location: 336