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Statistics for Anthropology.

Author: Lorena Madrigal
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A clear, step-by-step guide to statistical methods for anthropology students, providing a solid footing in basic statistical techniques.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Madrigal, Lorena.
Statistics for Anthropology.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorena Madrigal
ISBN: 9781139421270 1139421271 9781139022699 1139022695
OCLC Number: 794663467
Notes: 4.3.2.1 Type I error (ß).
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
Contents: Cover; Statistics for Anthropology: Second Edition; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of partial statistical tables; Preface; 1 Introduction to statistics and simple descriptive statistics; 1.1 Statistics and scientific enquiry; 1.2 Basic definitions; 1.2.1 Variables and constants; 1.2.2 Scales of measurement; 1.2.2.1 Qualitative variables; 1.2.2.2 Ranked or ordered variables; 1.2.2.3 Numeric or quantitative variables; 1.2.3 Accuracy and precision; 1.2.4 Independent and dependent variables; 1.2.5 Control and experimental groups. 1.2.6 Samples and statistics, populations and parameters. Descriptive and inferential statistics. A few words about sampling1.3 Statistical notation; 1.4 Chapter 1 key concepts; 1.5 Chapter 1 exercises; 2 The first step in data analysis: summarizing and displaying data. Computing descriptive statistics; 2.1 Frequency distributions; 2.1.1 Frequency distributions of discontinuous numeric and qualitative variables; 2.1.2 Frequency distributions of continuous numeric variables; 2.1.3 Stem-and-leaf displays of data; 2.2 Graphing data; 2.2.1 Bar graphs and pie charts; 2.2.2 Histograms. 2.2.3 Polygons2.2.4 Box plots; 2.3 Descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendency and dispersion; 2.3.1 Measures of central tendency; 2.3.1.1 The mean; 2.3.1.2 The median; 2.3.1.3 The mode; 2.3.2 Measures of variation; 2.3.2.1 The range; 2.3.2.2 The population variance and standard deviation. The definitional formulae; 2.3.2.3 The sample variance and standard deviation. The definitional formulae; 2.3.2.4 The population and sample variance and standard deviation. The computational ("machine") formula; 2.4 Chapter 2 key concepts; 2.5 Computer resources; 2.6 Chapter 2 exercises. 3 Probability and statistics3.1 Random sampling and probability distributions; 3.2 The probability distribution of qualitative and discontinuous numeric variables; 3.3 The binomial distribution; 3.4 The Poisson distribution; 3.5 Bayes' theorem; 3.6 The probability distribution of continuous variables; 3.6.1 z scores and the standard normal distribution (SND); 3.6.2 Percentile ranks and percentiles; 3.6.3 The probability distribution of sample means; 3.6.4 Is my bell shape normal?; 3.7 Chapter 3 key concepts; 3.8 Computer resources; 3.9 Chapter 3 exercises; 4 Hypothesis testing and estimation. 4.1 Different approaches to hypothesis testing and estimation4.1.1 The classical significance testing approach; 4.1.2 The maximum likelihood approach; 4.1.3 The Bayesian approach; 4.2 Estimation; 4.2.1 Confidence limits and confidence interval; 4.2.2 Point estimation; 4.3 Hypothesis testing; 4.3.1 The principles of hypothesis testing; (1) The null (H0) and alternative (H1) hypotheses are stated; (2) Establish the significance level; (3) Data collection; (4) Compare the sample with the null hypothesis, and reach a conclusion about the latter; 4.3.2 Errors and power in hypothesis testing.

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