Using Praat for Linguistic Research by Will Styler is a practical guidebook and information package designed to help you use the Praat phonetics software package more effectively in Phonetic or Phonological research. Although it was originally written in the Spring/Summer of 2011 for the 2011 Linguistic Institute's Praat workshop, it's now available for anybody who's interested.
The guidebook itself is a 60+ page compilation of walkthroughs, explanations, and tutorials explaining how to use Praat for a variety of measurements and tasks. Although the guide does start with "basic" tasks like opening sound files, measuring duration, formants, pitch, it also covers more "advanced" tasks like source-filter resynthesis, A1-P0 nasality measurement, formula manipulation of sounds and even Praat scripting.
Using Praat for Linguistic Research is completely free, and can be used for whatever purpose you see fit. However, the author does ask that any usage be accompanied with a link to this page, such that later users can download the most recent versions of the guide. The guide will be updated over time, both as Praat changes and as the author adds new information.
In addition to the guidebook, the author has also made available a collection of documents, presentations, scripts and sound files which, along with a short syllabus, formed the core of the LSA Praat workshop. The scripts are made freely available for use and code-cannibalism, and the sound files are free for use in teaching oneself to use Praat with the Guidebook and the syllabus/worksheet.
Using Praat for Linguistic Research is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) License. More information on this license is available here.
Any questions, comments, concerns or corrections should be sent to Will Styler, will (at) savethevowels (dot) org.
Using Praat for Linguistic Research (Updated March 22nd, 2013. Version 1.3.5) - PDF
A full PDF copy of the Guide. Check the version number to make sure that you have the latest version, as corrections and expansions are always being added.
A collection of scripts and sound files which, along with the included worksheet/syllabus, form the core of the LSA Praat workshop. Download this file to play along from home.
HTML Version (This is out of date, Use at your own risk!)
An HTML version of the guide. Some pictures are broken or ludicrously big, as are some links, and some parts of the text (especially linked digraphs like "fi") are missing too. To add to the fun, because of the trouble required to generate it at all, it may be out of date. The PDF is the real version, the HTML is just included for googleability and for people unable to view PDF.