Statistics for Anthropology / Edition 1

Statistics for Anthropology / Edition 1

by Lorena Madrigal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521577861

ISBN-13: 9780521577861

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Anthropology students increasingly need a quantitative background, but statistics are often seen as too difficult. Statistics for Anthropology offers students of anthropology and other social sciences an easy, step-by-step route through the statistical maze. In clear, simple language, and using relevant examples and practice problems, this guide provides a solid

Overview

Anthropology students increasingly need a quantitative background, but statistics are often seen as too difficult. Statistics for Anthropology offers students of anthropology and other social sciences an easy, step-by-step route through the statistical maze. In clear, simple language, and using relevant examples and practice problems, this guide provides a solid footing in basic statistical techniques. It is designed to give students a thorough grounding in methodology, and also insight into how and when to apply the various processes. The book assumes a minimal background in mathematics, and is suitable for the computer-literate and -illiterate. Although only a hand calculator is needed, computer statistical software can be used to accompany the text. This book will be an essential resource for all anthropology and social science students seeking an introduction to basic statistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521577861
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to statistics; 2. Frequency distributions and graphs; 3. Descriptive statistics: measures of the central tendency and dispersion; 4. Probability and statistics; 5. Hypothesis testing; 6. The difference between two means; 7. Analysis of variance (ANOVA); 8. Non-parametric comparison of samples; 9. Simple linear regression; 10. Correlation analysis; 11. The analysis of frequencies; Appendix A. Answers to selected exercises; Appendix B. A brief overview of SAS/ASSIT; Appendix C. Statistical tables; Index.

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