9781441960719

Statistics for Archaeologists: A Common Sense Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9781441960719

  • ISBN10:

    1441960716

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-25
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag

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Summary

In the decade since its publication, the first edition of Statistics for Archaeologists has become a staple in the classroom. Taking a jargon-free approach, this teaching tool introduces the basic principles of statistics to archaeologists. The author covers the necessary techniques for analyzing data collected in the field and laboratory as well as for evaluating the significance of the relationships between variables. In addition, chapters discuss the special concerns of working with samples. This well-illustrated guide features several practice problems making it an ideal text for students in archaeology and anthropology.Using feedback from students and teachers who have been using the first edition, as well as another ten years of personal experience with the text, the author has provided an updated and revised second edition with a number of important changes. New topics covered include: -Proportions and Densities-Error Ranges for Medians-Resampling Approaches-Residuals from Regression-Point Sampling-Multivariate Analysis-Similarity Measures-Multidimensional Scaling-Principal Components Analysis-Cluster AnalysisThose already familiar with the clear and useful format of Statistics for Archaeologists will find this new edition a welcome update, and the new sections will make this seminal textbook an indispensible resource for a whole new group of students, professors, and practitioners.

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