8th-12th of March, 2021
This course is aimed to introduce participants on the basic concepts of statistical analysis, through examples belonging to the fields of palaeontology and archaeology. There will be lectures combined with exercises.
More than understanding the mathematical basis of each statistical analysis, this course is intended to provide each participant with the tools to develop and statistically test different hypothesis.
We will be using free user-friendly software (PAST).
All participants must have a personal computer (Windows, Macintosh), with webcam if possible, and a good internet connection.
Introduction to the theory behind statistics. Data and type of variables. Descriptive and inferential statistics. Parametric and non-parametric statistics. Confidence intervals, percentiles and box-plots. Distributions. Probability. P-value. Type I and II errors. Introduction to the software.
Analyses with quantitative variables. Normality test, Mean comparison, T-test, ANOVA. Non parametric tests: Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis.
Analyses with qualitative variables. Frequency comparison, chi-square test, Fisher test and correspondence analysis. Discriminant Analysis.
Association between variables: correlation and linear regression.
Introduction to multivariate statistics: Principal Component Analysis, Principal Coordinates Analysis.
- Course Fee
- Early bird (until January 31st, 2021):
- 296 € *
(238.8 € for Ambassador Institutions)
- Regular (after January 31st, 2021):
- 370 € *
(296 € for Ambassador Institutions)
- This includes the course material (VAT included).
* Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.