Statistics for Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0521147085
ISBN-13: 9780521147088
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Lorena Madrigal
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List price: $105.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Anthropology as a discipline is rapidly becoming more quantitative, and anthropology students are now required to develop sophisticated statistical skills. This book provides students of anthropology with a clear, step-by-step guide to univariate statistical methods, demystifying the aspects that are often seen as difficult or impenetrable. Explaining the central role of statistical methods in anthropology and using only anthropological examples, the book provides a solid footing in statistical techniques. Beginning with basic descriptive statistics, this new edition also covers more advanced methods such as analyses of frequencies and variance, simple and multiple regression analysis with dummy and continuous variables. It addresses commonly encountered problems such as small samples and non-normality. Each statistical technique is accompanied by clearly worked examples and the chapters end with practice problem sets. Many of the datasets are available for download at www.cambridge.org/9780521147088.

List of partial statistical tables
Preface
Introduction to statistics and simple descriptive statistics
Statistics and scientific enquiry
Basic definitions
Variables and constants
Scales of measurement
Accuracy and precision
Independent and dependent variables
Control and experimental groups
Samples and statistics, populations and parameters. Descriptive and inferential statistics. A few words about sampling
Statistical notation
Chapter 1 key concepts
Chapter 1 exercises
The first step in data analysis: summarizing and displaying data. Computing descriptive statistics
Frequency distributions
Frequency distributions of discontinuous numeric and qualitative variables
Frequency distributions of continuous numeric variables
Stem-and-leaf displays of data
Graphing data
Bar graphs and pie charts
Histograms
Polygons
Box plots
Descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendency and dispersion
Measures of central tendency
Measures of variation
Chapter 2 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 2 exercises
Probability and statistics
Random sampling and probability distributions
The probability distribution of qualitative and discontinuous numeric variables
The binomial distribution
The Poisson distribution
Bayes' theorem
The probability distribution of continuous variables
z scores and the standard normal distribution (SND)
Percentile ranks and percentiles
The probability distribution of sample means
Is my bell shape normal?
Chapter 3 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 3 exercises
Hypothesis testing and estimation
Different approaches to hypothesis testing and estimation
The classical significance testing approach
The maximum likelihood approach
The Bayesian approach
Estimation
Confidence limits and confidence interval
Point estimation
Hypothesis testing
The principles of hypothesis testing
Errors and power in hypothesis testing
Hypothesis tests using z scores
One-and two-tailed hypothesis tests
Assumptions of statistical tests
Hypothesis testing with the t distribution
Hypothesis tests using t scores
Reporting hypothesis tests
The classical significance testing approach. A conclusion
Chapter 4 key concepts
Chapter 4 exercises
The difference between two means
The un-paired t test
Assumptions of the un-paired t test
The comparison of a single observation with the mean of a sample
The paired t test
Assumptions of the paired t test
Chapter 5 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 5 exercises
The analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Model I and model II ANOVA
Model I, one-way ANOVA. Introduction and nomenclature
ANOVA assumptions
Post-hoc tests
The Scheff� test
Model I, two-way ANOVA
Other ANOVA designs
Chapter 6 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 6 exercises
Non-parametric tests for the comparison of samples
Ranking data
The Mann-Whitney U test for a two-sample un-matched design
The Kruskal-Wallis for a one-way, model I ANOVA design
The Wilcoxon signed-ranks test for a two-sample paired design
Chapter 7 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 7 exercises
The analysis of frequencies
The X<sup>2</sup> test for goodness-of-fit
The Kolmogorov-Smirnov one sample test
The X<sup>2</sup> test for independence of variables
Yates' correction for continuity
The likelihood ratio test (the G test)
Fisher's exact test
The McNemar test for a matched design
Tests of goodness-of-fit and independence of variables. Conclusion
The odds ratio (OR): measuring the degree of the association between two discrete variables
The relative risk (RR): measuring the degree of the association between two discrete variables
Chapter 8 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 8 exercises
Correlation analysis
The Pearson product-moment correlation
Non-parametric tests of correlation
The Spearman correlation coefficient r<sub>s</sub>
Kendall's coefficient of rank correlation-tau (�)
Chapter 9 key concepts
Chapter 9 exercises
Simple linear regression
An overview of regression analysis
Regression analysis step-by-step
The data are plotted and inspected to detect violations of the linearity and homoscedasticity assumptions
The relation between the X and the Y is described mathematically with an equation
The regression analysis is expressed as an analysis of the variance of Y
The null hypothesis that the parametric value of the slope is not statistically different from 0 is tested
The regression equation is used to predict values of Y
Lack of fit is assessed
The residuals are analyzed
Transformations in regression analysis
Chapter 10 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 10 exercises
Advanced topics in regression analysis
The multiple regression model
The problem of multicollinearity/collinearity
The algebraic computation of the multiple regression equation
An overview of multiple-regression-model building
Dummy independent variables
An overview of logistic regression
Writing up your results
Chapter 11 key concepts
Computer resources
Chapter 11 exercises
References
Index

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