Professional Training & Workshops


I took part in a certified graduate program Entwicklung und Management von Forschungsprojekten which aims at qualifying junior researchers at the universities of Kassel and Marburg. To pass the program participants must pass courses in (a) project development and grant application, (b) project management, (c) presentation of research results, (d) conference organization and (e) transfer, as well as submitting a positively reviewed research grant application. Overall, the program encompasses an obligatory courses amounting to 112 hours and a one-day introductory session.


  • Introduction to R for Social Science (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, 12-13/6/2024) (ebook, resources)
    This beginner-friendly workshop is designed to equip participants with the foundational skills necessary to use R and RStudio effectively for text-based social science research. Through hands-on exercises and guided instruction, attendees will learn how to navigate the RStudio environment, load, manage, manipulate, and visualize data, and perform basic text analytics. Key topics covered include the use of regular expressions for pattern matching, concordancing for textual analysis, and essential techniques in network analysis, sentiment and keyword analysis, and topic modeling. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a solid understanding of how to use R for text-based social science research, opening up new possibilities for data-driven insights in their field. No prior experience with R or programming is required.

  • Introduction to Computational Text Analytics (LADAL/ATAP workshop organised by the Digital Cultures and Societies Hub at UQ, 22-23/5/2024) (resources)

  • Text Analytics with Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory Resources: an introduction to free, open-source interactive resources for linguists (LADAL/ATAP workshop organised by the Digital Cultures and Societies Hub at UQ, 27/3/2023) (resources)
    This workshop introduces free, open-source resources provided by the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL, The LADAL is a school-based, collaborative support infrastructure for (humanities) researchers working with text data. The LADAL has been established by the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland, Australia, and its resources have been viewed more than 500,000 times by more than 250,000 users.
    LADAL provides resources that assists with data processing, visualization, and (statistical) analysis. The resources encompass static web tutorials that introduce a wealth of methods and concepts related to exploring language data as well as case studies that showcase these methods in action. In addition, the tutorials and case studies are accompanied by interactive Jupyter notebooks where users can upload and perform analyses on their own data. The resources are free for everyone to use
    The workshop provides a guide through the existing LADAL resources and will guide attendees through a practical session in which they will explore an interactive notebook.

  • Computational Thinking in the Humanities (LADAL online event, 1/9/2022) (link)
    The workshop is a 3-hour online workshop featuring two plenary talks (Krista Lagus and Barabra McGillivray), lightning presentations, as well as a panel discussion. The workshop is co-organized by the Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP), FIN-CLARIAH and its UEF representatives, and the Australian Digital Observatory. The workshop has received financial supported from the Digital Cultures and Societies Hub at the University of Queensland.

  • Exploring Powerful Tools to Ensure Robust and Reproducible Results in Corpus Linguistics  (18/8/2021, ICAME42 workshop)
    See here, Universität Dortmund, with Gerold Schneider, University of Zurich, and Joseph Flangan, University of Helsinki.

  • Replication and Reproducibility in English Corpus Linguistics (2/6/2021, ISLE6 workshop)
    See here, University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, with Joseph Flanagan, University of Helsinki)
  • AcqVA-Aurora workshops
    As part of my Associate Professor II postion at the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, I have offered the following practice-oriented workshops for researchers of the AcqVA-Aurora Centre.

    • From Tables to Trees (17/6/2022, materials available via GitHub)
    • Power Analysis for determining Sample Size using R (2/2/2022, materials available via GitHub)
    • Data Visualization with R (25/1/2022, materials available via GitHub)
    • Mixed-Effect Modeling in R (22-29/4/2021, materials available via GitHub)
    • Processing and Analyzing Eye-Tracking Data in R (5/5/2021, materials available via GitHub)
  • Advanced statistics for linguists: tree-based and mixed-effects models in R (link) (2-6/12/2019, Center of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL))
    I was invited to offer a workshop for the Center of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) at their annual Summer School at the University of Melbourne. The six hour workshop will introduce and practice participants to tree-based models and mixed-effects modeling in R. The workshop will be held in English and will cover the theoretical underpinnings as well as practical examples of Condition Inference Trees, Random Forests as well as Linear and binomial Logistic Mixed-Effects Models.

  • LinA-Lab workshops (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
    As member of the Language-in-Action Laboratory at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, I offered the workshops listed below – the workshops consisted of two hour long guided practice sessions from three to ten PhD/MA/BA-Students.

    • Statistics for linguists: advanced designs
    • Statistics for linguists: basic designs
    • How to create a questionnaire using
    • Introduction to corpora: finding frequently used words and collocations
    • How to use corpus data in your term paper/thesis
    • How to use corpora to improve your English
    • Transcription using F4
    • How to create a personalized vowel chart with PRAAT
    • How to visualize linguistic data using Microsoft Excel
    • How to use corpus data in your term paper
    • How to improve your English using corpora
    • How to write a scientific term paper
    • Introduction to LaTeX in the humanities
  • Statistics workshops offered at German Universities
    The workshops listed below were held in German at various German universities with about 15 participants including professors, post docs, PhD students, and students.

    • Leibniz Universität Hannover
      12/10/2015: AntConc & Excel
      17/10/2015: Statistik für Linguisten
    • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
      01/04-02/04/2015: Statistik für Linguisten
    • Universität Hamburg
      06/02-07/02/2017: Statistik für Linguisten/ Statistics for linguists
    • Universität Bonn
      06/03-09/02/2018: Corpus Linguistics: Focus on quantitative methods

(last updated 2022/9/5)