Quantitative Anthropology,
Edition 1 A Workbook
By Leslie Lea Williams and Kylie Quave

Publication Date: 21 Mar 2019

Quantitative Anthropology: A Workbook contributes an anthropological perspective to quantitative methods. The book's authors address characteristics of quantitative data, entering and manipulating data in SPSS, graphical displays, distributions and measures of central tendency and dispersion, and including hypothesis testing with both parametric and nonparametric statistical tests. Increasingly complex exercises build on cumulative learning from chapter to chapter and stress the application of methods beyond coursework. The focus of the manual is on univariate statistical analysis, and the book is written to be accessible to higher level undergraduate students and graduate students in all fields of anthropology.

Key Features

  • Uses anthropological examples (from the subdisciplines of sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology) to illustrate quantitative data techniques
  • Integrates quantitative techniques with theoretical fluency, encouraging the reader to make connections between Big Picture questions in anthropology and the methods used to address those questions
  • Focuses on the practical use of Excel and SPSS to apply quantitative methods to anthropological contexts
  • Includes exercises in both parametric and nonparametric inferential statistics, as well as descriptive statistics
About the author
By Leslie Lea Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA and Kylie Quave, Assistant Professor, University Writing Program and Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128127759
Page Count: 184
Retail Price : £46.99
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Instructor Resources

Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in anthropological programs, anthropologists in non-academic settings (CRM, museums). Social scientists in health and society, sociology, pre-med, public health and environmental studies