Statistics for Anthropology

Statistics for Anthropology

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Anthropology students increasingly need a quantitative background, but statistics are often seen as difficult and impenetrable. 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, using relevant examples and practice problems, it provides a solid footing in basic statistical techniques, and 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 a 'must-have' for all anthropology and social science students needing an introduction to basic statistics.
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Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 38 b/w illus. 12 tables
  • 1139171119
  • 9781139171113

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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