A simple guide to using Antconc

I have created a file about using Antconc, a concordancing program by Laurence Anthony at Waseda University. You can find it here. The latest version was created on 5 March 2011.More

Making a text file manually

To make a text file open a text editor (e.g., Notepad in Windows or TextEdit in Mac). Manually type or paste some text into the main window and save. Saving from a word processor like Microsoft Word may not give a “clean” output, that is, some of the letters or punctuation may not render as…More

Japan, China, South Korea mull academic credit system

From the Daily Yomiuri due to the lack of archiving. The education ministry has decided to draw up a new framework in conjunction with China and South Korea to allow universities in all three countries to integrate methods to evaluate students’ academic achievements and certify academic credits. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry…More

How to save a Word 2007 document as a PDF

Microsoft Office Word 2007 now allows you to save a document as PDF. All you have to do is choose to save it as a PDF in File Type in the Save or Save as dialogue box. If you don’t see it in the File Type dropdown list you may have to get the update…More

Statistical terms – measurement

Generally, there are four data types in statistics: nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio. Nominal data as the name suggests is characterize data by name. For example, the categorization of someone as male or female is nominal data. There is no order or rank between nominal data or only difference. Ordinal data is data which can…More