SOL ENGM17 H20



Antal respondenter: 14
Antal svar: 10
Svarsfrekvens: 71,43 %




Gender

GenderAntal svar
Summa10 (100,0%)
Female7 (70,0%)
Male2 (20,0%)
Other0 (0,0%)
I'd rather not reply1 (10,0%)
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Gender1,20,4

Age

AgeAntal svar
Summa10 (100,0%)
Younger than 309 (90,0%)
30 or older1 (10,0%)
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Age1,10,3

How much of the scheduled teaching did you attend?

How much of the scheduled teaching did you attend?Antal svar
Summa10 (100,0%)
0-20%0 (0,0%)
21-40%0 (0,0%)
41-60%0 (0,0%)
61-80%0 (0,0%)
80-100%10 (100,0%)
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How much of the scheduled teaching did you attend?5,00,0

Roughly how much time per week did you spend on this course (including scheduled teaching sessions)?

Roughly how much time per week did you spend on this course (including scheduled teaching sessions)?Antal svar
Summa10 (100,0%)
1-10 h3 (30,0%)
11-20 h3 (30,0%)
20-30 h4 (40,0%)
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Roughly how much time per week did you spend on this course (including scheduled teaching sessions)?2,10,9

Did you have enough previous relevant knowledge and skills to take this course?

Did you have enough previous relevant knowledge and skills to take this course?Antal svar
Summa10 (100,0%)
No, not really.3 (30,0%)
Yes, I would say so.6 (60,0%)
Definitely. More than enough.1 (10,0%)
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Did you have enough previous relevant knowledge and skills to take this course?1,80,6

Learning outcomes

Please have a look at the learning outcomes below. Did the course include readings and learning activites that helped you reach these goals?

1 = Not at all 5 = to a very high degree

On the completion of the course, the student shall:

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to discuss the basic assumptions of Corpus Linguistics

be able to discuss the basic assumptions of Corpus Linguistics
Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
34 (40,0%)
42 (20,0%)
54 (40,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to discuss the basic assumptions of Corpus Linguistics
4,00,9

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to account for key issues and more sophisticated concepts in Corpus Linguistics

be able to account for key issues and more sophisticated concepts in Corpus Linguistics
Antal svar
11 (10,0%)
21 (10,0%)
32 (20,0%)
43 (30,0%)
53 (30,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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be able to account for key issues and more sophisticated concepts in Corpus Linguistics
3,61,3

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to formulate relevant research questions based on the course literature

be able to formulate relevant research questions based on the course literature Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (10,0%)
31 (10,0%)
46 (60,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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be able to formulate relevant research questions based on the course literature 3,90,9

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to account for and assess ethical issues related to corpus compilation, use and dissemination

be able to account for and assess ethical issues related to corpus compilation, use and dissemination
Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (10,0%)
33 (30,0%)
43 (30,0%)
53 (30,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to account for and assess ethical issues related to corpus compilation, use and dissemination
3,81,0

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to search and use relevant corpora according to the nature of a given research assignment

be able to search and use relevant corpora according to the nature of a given research assignment
Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
33 (30,0%)
45 (50,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to search and use relevant corpora according to the nature of a given research assignment
3,90,7

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to use corpus linguistic methods and tools to perform linguistic analyses of written and spoken data

be able to use corpus linguistic methods and tools to perform linguistic analyses of written and spoken data Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
35 (50,0%)
42 (20,0%)
53 (30,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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be able to use corpus linguistic methods and tools to perform linguistic analyses of written and spoken data 3,80,9

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to set the requirements for the compilation of a corpus and the annotation criteria to carry out an individual research assignment

be able to set the requirements for the compilation of a corpus and the annotation criteria to carry out an individual research assignment
Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
33 (30,0%)
45 (50,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to set the requirements for the compilation of a corpus and the annotation criteria to carry out an individual research assignment
3,90,7

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to critically assess research articles with regard to hypothesis, methodology, descriptive adequacy, internal consistency and explanatory value

be able to critically assess research articles with regard to hypothesis, methodology, descriptive adequacy, internal consistency and explanatory value
Antal svar
11 (10,0%)
20 (0,0%)
34 (40,0%)
43 (30,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to critically assess research articles with regard to hypothesis, methodology, descriptive adequacy, internal consistency and explanatory value
3,51,2

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to make metatheoretical reflections on his or her own research

be able to make metatheoretical reflections on his or her own research
Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
24 (40,0%)
31 (10,0%)
43 (30,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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be able to make metatheoretical reflections on his or her own research
3,31,3

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to make methodological decisions according to the nature of agiven research task

be able to make methodological decisions according to the nature of agiven research task
Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
22 (20,0%)
34 (40,0%)
42 (20,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to make methodological decisions according to the nature of agiven research task
3,41,1

Behandlats i undervisningen - be able to assess different theoretical and methodological perspectives in the light of how well they can address specific corpus linguistic tasks

be able to assess different theoretical and methodological perspectives in the light of how well they can address specific corpus linguistic tasksAntal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (10,0%)
34 (40,0%)
44 (40,0%)
51 (10,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to assess different theoretical and methodological perspectives in the light of how well they can address specific corpus linguistic tasks3,50,8

- be able to discuss the basic assumptions of Corpus Linguistics

be able to discuss the basic assumptions of Corpus Linguistics
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to discuss the basic assumptions of Corpus Linguistics
4,00,9

- be able to account for key issues and more sophisticated concepts in Corpus Linguistics

be able to account for key issues and more sophisticated concepts in Corpus Linguistics
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to account for key issues and more sophisticated concepts in Corpus Linguistics
3,61,3

- be able to formulate relevant research questions based on the course literature

be able to formulate relevant research questions based on the course literature Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to formulate relevant research questions based on the course literature 3,90,9

- be able to account for and assess ethical issues related to corpus compilation, use and dissemination

be able to account for and assess ethical issues related to corpus compilation, use and dissemination
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to account for and assess ethical issues related to corpus compilation, use and dissemination
3,81,0

- be able to search and use relevant corpora according to the nature of a given research assignment

be able to search and use relevant corpora according to the nature of a given research assignment
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to search and use relevant corpora according to the nature of a given research assignment
3,90,7

- be able to use corpus linguistic methods and tools to perform linguistic analyses of written and spoken data

be able to use corpus linguistic methods and tools to perform linguistic analyses of written and spoken data Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to use corpus linguistic methods and tools to perform linguistic analyses of written and spoken data 3,80,9

- be able to set the requirements for the compilation of a corpus and the annotation criteria to carry out an individual research assignment

be able to set the requirements for the compilation of a corpus and the annotation criteria to carry out an individual research assignment
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to set the requirements for the compilation of a corpus and the annotation criteria to carry out an individual research assignment
3,90,7

- be able to critically assess research articles with regard to hypothesis, methodology, descriptive adequacy, internal consistency and explanatory value

be able to critically assess research articles with regard to hypothesis, methodology, descriptive adequacy, internal consistency and explanatory value
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to critically assess research articles with regard to hypothesis, methodology, descriptive adequacy, internal consistency and explanatory value
3,51,2

- be able to make metatheoretical reflections on his or her own research

be able to make metatheoretical reflections on his or her own research
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to make metatheoretical reflections on his or her own research
3,31,3

- be able to make methodological decisions according to the nature of agiven research task

be able to make methodological decisions according to the nature of agiven research task
Antal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to make methodological decisions according to the nature of agiven research task
3,41,1

- be able to assess different theoretical and methodological perspectives in the light of how well they can address specific corpus linguistic tasks

be able to assess different theoretical and methodological perspectives in the light of how well they can address specific corpus linguistic tasksAntal svar
Summa0 (0,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
be able to assess different theoretical and methodological perspectives in the light of how well they can address specific corpus linguistic tasks3,50,8
Comments on the learning outcomes and how and to what extent the course helped you reach these goals.
To be honest, before attending this course I did not have enough ideas about corpus linguistics. This course has certainly helped me advance a lot in the corpus based research areas. As there were a good number of participants, demands and needs of every individual may not be met. But the course was eye opening and thought provoking.

Please consider the following statements.

1 = I totally disagree. 5 = I totally agree.

I received enough information to be able to plan my studies.

I received enough information to be able to plan my studies.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (10,0%)
33 (30,0%)
43 (30,0%)
53 (30,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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I received enough information to be able to plan my studies.3,81,0

The examination checked whether or not I reached the learning outcomes.

The examination checked whether or not I reached the learning outcomes.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (10,0%)
30 (0,0%)
47 (70,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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The examination checked whether or not I reached the learning outcomes.4,00,8

Our teachers definitely did their best to answer our questions and explain difficult parts of the course.

Our teachers definitely did their best to answer our questions and explain difficult parts of the course.Antal svar
11 (10,0%)
22 (20,0%)
32 (20,0%)
43 (30,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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Our teachers definitely did their best to answer our questions and explain difficult parts of the course.3,31,3

The teaching sessions motivated me to do my very best.

The teaching sessions motivated me to do my very best.Antal svar
12 (20,0%)
22 (20,0%)
32 (20,0%)
44 (40,0%)
50 (0,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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The teaching sessions motivated me to do my very best.2,81,2

I have contributed to a constructive and nice learning environment.

I have contributed to a constructive and nice learning environment.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
32 (20,0%)
45 (50,0%)
53 (30,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
I have contributed to a constructive and nice learning environment.4,10,7

Please consider the following statements.

1 = I totally disagree. 5 = I totally agree.

I was able to cooperate with students and instructors.

I was able to cooperate with students and instructors.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
33 (30,0%)
42 (20,0%)
54 (40,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand1 (10,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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I was able to cooperate with students and instructors.4,10,9

It was difficult to understand what was expected of me.

It was difficult to understand what was expected of me. Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (11,1%)
33 (33,3%)
44 (44,4%)
51 (11,1%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa9 (100,0%)
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It was difficult to understand what was expected of me. 3,60,9

The examination helped me understand the course content.

The examination helped me understand the course content.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
20 (0,0%)
33 (30,0%)
45 (50,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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The examination helped me understand the course content.3,90,7

I have received the support I needed from counsellors and administrators.

I have received the support I needed from counsellors and administrators.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
21 (10,0%)
32 (20,0%)
43 (30,0%)
51 (10,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand3 (30,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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I have received the support I needed from counsellors and administrators.3,61,0

The workload was too heavy.

The workload was too heavy.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
22 (20,0%)
32 (20,0%)
44 (40,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
The workload was too heavy.3,61,1

Please consider the following statements.

1 = I totally disagree. 5 = I totally agree.

The instructors did their best to make the topics interesting.

The instructors did their best to make the topics interesting.Antal svar
11 (10,0%)
21 (10,0%)
34 (40,0%)
42 (20,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
The instructors did their best to make the topics interesting.3,31,3

During the course I received valuable feedback.

During the course I received valuable feedback.Antal svar
12 (20,0%)
24 (40,0%)
31 (10,0%)
41 (10,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
During the course I received valuable feedback.2,71,5

The course material contributed to my learning.

The course material contributed to my learning.Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
22 (20,0%)
31 (10,0%)
44 (40,0%)
53 (30,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
The course material contributed to my learning.3,81,1

My instructors did a good job explaining difficult parts of the course.

My instructors did a good job explaining difficult parts of the course.Antal svar
12 (20,0%)
21 (10,0%)
34 (40,0%)
41 (10,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
My instructors did a good job explaining difficult parts of the course.3,01,4

The course dealt with aspects of diversity in relevant ways.

The course dealt with aspects of diversity in relevant ways.Antal svar
11 (11,1%)
20 (0,0%)
34 (44,4%)
40 (0,0%)
52 (22,2%)
Not applicable/I don't understand2 (22,2%)
Summa9 (100,0%)
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The course dealt with aspects of diversity in relevant ways.3,31,4

All students in this course have been treated appropriately and friendly.

All students in this course have been treated appropriately and friendly. Antal svar
10 (0,0%)
22 (20,0%)
31 (10,0%)
43 (30,0%)
54 (40,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
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All students in this course have been treated appropriately and friendly. 3,91,2

I am generally happy with this course.

I am generally happy with this course.Antal svar
11 (10,0%)
22 (20,0%)
33 (30,0%)
42 (20,0%)
52 (20,0%)
Not applicable/I don't understand0 (0,0%)
Summa10 (100,0%)
 MedelvärdeStandardavvikelse
I am generally happy with this course.3,21,3
Summary of student comments

How could this cour­se be imp­roved or developed?

 

Comments made here point to a wish for more detailed feedback on course assignments and more detailed instructions for some of the assignments – the final essay, the abstract and the instructions for the peer review process are mentioned specifically. Some students found it difficult to interpret what to do and also how to improve what they had done. 


Some students comment that they found that the workload of the course was too heavy and that they believe that it is necessary that the teachers look for ways to reduce the workload, perhaps by looking at how the course fits in with the students’ other courses.  One student commented that there were too few sessions for such rich course content – more hands on practice and practical sessions are necessary.


There are some comments about how it was difficult to have the practical sessions online, and that it would have been great with more support in the practical sessions, but the teachers’ efforts in dealing with the difficult situation are highly appreciated.


One student asks for more reading on how to use CL software and programs, and one student asks for a session on how to use Antconc and Sketch engine.


What was the best thing about this cour­se?

 

Mentioned here were the practical application of corpora, the chance to choose a topic relevant for the examination, the course environment, and the fact that the course was relevant to thesis work.

 


What ad­vice would you like to give to new students about to take this cour­se?


Advice included notes on how to prepare for seminars: to always download relevant files and programs prior to the lecture, to make sure that you devote plenty of time for the course, to carefully choose a topic that you find interesting for the course assignments.

 

 


Summary of teachers' comments

The teachers note that the course seems to have been useful for the students, which they find rewarding. They also find that the evaluation provides interesting insights towards the improvement of the course.

 

Several comments are made in this respect. The teachers note that although some students found the workload heavy, they find the workload appropriate for a MA course. However, they also consider making some reductions in the reading material or the assignments in the future.

 

The teachers sympathize with the wish for more practical sessions. They find that this need might in part be related to the particular situation this term with online teaching, but also comment that it is difficult to cover the basics in theory and practice in corpus linguistics in just 8 sessions. One way forward could be to split the course in two parts - Corpus Linguistics 1 and Corpus Linguistics 2 -  where Corpus Linguistics 1 is  introductory and theoretical, and Corpus Linguistics 2 is more practical. Another way would be to allocate more practical sessions in the existing course -  perhaps as optional sessions. One or two optional sessions may work wonders, particularly towards the end of the course.

 

In terms of the type of feedback provided during the course, one of the instructors note that there could have been more specific positive feedback included in the assignments. There was a tendency that the parts of the assignment that worked well received general praise while parts that needed development received more explicit feedback.

 

The teachers also comment that the Zoom teaching environment involved some problems compared to a campus environment. The space and opportunity for students to ask questions and discuss among each other were reduced, it seemed, and it was difficult for the teachers to gauge understanding. It was also difficult to get to know each other well.



Possible changes


Slightly reduced reading assignments
Two added optional hands-on sessions