Paul Kidhardt

paul kidhart

Position Title
Graduate Student in Spanish, Associate in Spanish

611 Sproul Hall
Bio

PROFILE

I currently research how statistical methods are conceptualized, used, and interpreted in quantitative Hispanic (socio)linguistics. I hope to contribute to our discipline by underscoring the limits of statistical testing in our field, and demonstrating the best path to navigate the new statistics (effect sizes, confidence intervals, meta-analysis), as well as Bayesian methods, ensuring that we maintain a broad and evolving awareness of the trends in statistical best practices. Only in this way will we build the highest integrity academic record in quantitative linguistics in general, and in Hispanic variationist sociolinguistics in particular. At UCD, I intend to use these quantitative skills to help my fellow researchers, and in my own empirical studies in identity construction, as well as academic and literary Spanish.
 

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • MA, Spanish Sociolinguistics, Summa cum laude, Arizona State University
  • BA, Anthropology & Sociology, Summa cum laude, Florida International University
  • BA, Spanish Literature, Summa cum laude, Florida International University
     

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Quantitative Hispanic Linguistics (Research Methods & Statistics)
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Academic Spanish
  • Identity Construction
     

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Arizona State University: Elementary SPA 101 & 102 (classroom & online), Fundamentals SPA 111, Intermediate SPA 201 & 202 (classroom & online)
     

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Departmental Award for Excellence in Anthropology & Sociology (Florida International University)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List for 5 years (Florida International University)