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The 5 things you need to know about statistics : quantification in ethnographic research

Author: William W Dressler
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ©2015
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"The 5 Things You Need to Know about Statistics provides an accessible introduction to statistical thinking for anthropologists and other social scientists who feel some mixture of dread and loathing when it comes to quantification and data analysis. It is not so much an introduction to statistics as a primer on how to think statistically in order to do precise ethnographic studies. Readers will be empowered by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dressler, William W.
5 things you need to know about statistics.
Walnut, California : Left Coast Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014044020
(OCoLC)894750161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William W Dressler
ISBN: 9781315419367 131541936X 9781315419350 1315419351
OCLC Number: 951217598
Notes: "First published 2015 by Left Coast Press, Inc."
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. Measures of Central Tendency --
Chapter 2. Measures of Dispersion --
Chapter 3. The Logic of Statistical Significance Testing: Chi-square --
Chapter 4. The Logic of Statistical Significance Testing: Analysis of Variance --
Chapter 5. The Logic of the Correlation Coefficient --
Chapter 6. Some Additional Thoughts on the 5 Things You Need to Know about Statistics --
Chapter 7. Three Analyses Extending the Concept of Correlation --
Chapter 8. Integrating Quantitative Research into Anthropological Research Design --
Chapter 9. Best of Luck!
Other Titles: Five things you need to know about statistics
Responsibility: William W. Dressler.

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