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Quantitative analysis in archaeology

Author: Todd L VanPool; Robert D Leonard
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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"Quantitative analysis in archaeology introduces the application of quantitative methods in archaeology. It outlines conceptual and statistical principles, illustrates their application, and provides problem sets for practice. Discusses both methodological frameworks and quantitative methods of archaeological analysis. Presents statistical material in a clear and straightforward manner ideal for students and
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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VanPool, Todd L., 1968-
Quantitative analysis in archaeology.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(DLC) 2010030199
(OCoLC)639163937
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd L VanPool; Robert D Leonard
ISBN: 9781444390162 1444390163
OCLC Number: 701053523
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Quantifying archaeology --
Data --
Characterizing data visually --
Characterizing data numerically : descriptive statistics --
An introduction to probability --
Putting statistics to work : the normal distribution --
Hypothesis testing I : an introduction --
Hypothesis testing II : confidence limits, the T-distribution, and one-tailed tests --
Hypothesis testing III : power --
Analysis of variance and the F-distribution --
Linear regression and multivariate analysis --
Correlation --
Analysis of frequencies --
An abbreviated introduction to nonparametric and multivariate analysis --
Factor analysis and principal component analysis --
Sampling, research designs, and the archaeological record --
Appendix A: Areas under a standardized normal distribution --
Appendix B: Critical values for the T-distribution --
Appendix C: Critical values for the F-distribution --
Appendix D: Critical values for the chi-square distribution --
Appendix E: Critical values for the Wilcoxon two-sample U-test.
Responsibility: Todd L. VanPool & Robert D. Leonard.
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