This course will be delivered ONLINE: 17.5 hours of online live lessons, plus 5 hours of assignments. A good internet connection is required to follow the course.
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. 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. Confidence interval, percentiles and box-plots.
Analyses with qualitative variables. Frequency comparison, chi-square test, Fisher test and correspondence analysis.
Association between variables: correlation and linear regression.
Introduction to multivariate statistics: principal component analysis.
- Course Fee
- Early bird (until September 30th, 2020):
- 296 € *
(238.8 € for Ambassador Institutions)
- Regular (after september 30th, 2020):
- 370 € *
(296 € for Ambassador Institutions)
- This includes the course material (VAT included).
* Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.