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March 2020

How to collect psycholinguistic data from home: Introduction to crowdsourcing tools

March 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"How to collect psycholinguistic data from home: Introduction to crowdsourcing tools" Host: Victor Kuperman Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST (GMT -4) Ability to collect experimental data outside of the lab is of great importance for reaching out to populations outside of university convenience subject pools. This importance is even greater when lab testing is undesirable. This first session of "open office hours" will introduce rich possibilities for data collection using crowdsourcing tools like…

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June 2020

Introduction to Bayesian Inference

June 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Noam Siegelman, Haskins Laboratories Date: June 2, 2020 Time: 12pm – 1pm Eastern Time (GMT -4) "Can Bayesian inference serve as an alternative to classical statistical methods based on Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST)? This virtual office hour will serve as a brief introduction to this exciting alternative analytical approach. We will go over basic concepts such as prior and posterior distributions, review the conceptual differences between Bayesian inference and NHST, and discuss the relation between Bayesian parameter estimation…

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July 2020

Incorporating Neuropsychological Tests into Experimental Research

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Simritpal Malhi, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Date: July 28, 2020 Time: 12pm – 1pm Eastern Time (GMT -4) This virtual office hour is for researchers who are interested in incorporating neuropsychological tests into their experimental paradigms. I will discuss how to determine whether you should be using such tests and introduce some examples of tests that tap into various cognitive domains and emotional/personality variables. I will also discuss ethical and legal considerations. Finally, I will suggest an area for future research involving the management of big data (i.e., neuropsychological norms).…

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May 2021

Language Issues in the Canadian Forces

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

What: Language Issues in the Canadian Forces When: May 25, 2021 at 12pm EDT (GMT -4) Where: Zoom We are now delighted to announce the second talk in our Open Office Hours: Building Bridges series, “Education & Language Applications in the Canadian Forces Health Services Training Centre,” which will be presented by Sandra Plante on Tuesday, May 18 at 12pm (EST, GMT -4). The Canadian Armed Forces recruits its members from the ethnically and linguistically diverse Canadian population.  In the…

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June 2021

Computational Linguistics in the Industrial Setting

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

What: Computational Linguistics in the Industrial Setting When: June 22, 2021 at 12pm EDT (GMT -4) Where: Zoom We are now happy to announce the third talk in our series, “Computational Linguistics in the Industrial Setting,” which will be delivered by Fermín Moscoso del Prado on Tuesday, June 22 at 12pm (EST, GMT -4). Students coming out of graduate programmes in Cognitive Psychology or Linguistics often have very valuable skills to work in industry in the field of data science.…

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