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  1. Basic texts 8 items
      • The nature of the research process is covered by Denscombe (2002).
      • The best textbook for sampling is Orton (2000). There are many textbooks on statistics of which Shennan (1997) is one of the standard ones.
      • Others include those by Fletcher & Lock (2005) and Drennan (2009).
      • There are many textbooks on the statistical package R but equally there are many free resources on the web.
      • David Carlson has produce a guide to performing all the analyses presented in Quantifying Archaeology in R and the data sets; see http://people.tamu.edu/~dcarlson/quant/Shennan/.
      • An excellent guide to creating clear graphs and tables is provided by Chapman & Wykes (1996).

    1. References and Additional Reading 7 items
      1. Plain figures - Chapman, Myra, Wykes, Cathy, Civil Service College 1996

        Book 

      2. R for statistics - Pierre-André Cornillon c2012

        Book 

      3. Digging numbers: elementary statistics for archaeologists - Fletcher, Mike, Lock, G. R. 2005

        Book 

      4. Sampling in archaeology - Orton, Clive 2000

        Book 

      5. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book 

  2. 4.1 Introduction to the course. What is research? Basic rules 10 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. How to research - Loraine Blaxter, Christina Hughes, Malcolm Tight 2010

        Book Essential Chapter 1-4

      2. R for statistics - Pierre-André Cornillon c2012

        Book Essential CHAPTERS 1 AND 2; INFORMATION ON R

      3. Ground rules for good research: a 10 point guide for social researchers - Denscombe, Martyn 2002

        Book Essential Chapter 1, 2, and 4

      4. Chapter 1: Introduction - Clive Orton

        Chapter Essential Chapter 1

    2. References and Additional Reading 6 items
      1. How to research - Blaxter, Loraine, Hughes, Christina, Tight, Malcolm 2006

        Book Recommended

      2. R for statistics - Pierre-André Cornillon c2012

        Book Recommended

      3. Ground rules for good research: a 10 point guide for social researchers - Denscombe, Martyn 2002

        Book Recommended

      4. Mathematics in archaeology - Orton, Clive 1980

        Book Recommended

  3. 4.2 Statistical basics 7 items
    1. Essential reading 4 items
      1. One of the following. Pick whichever seems most accessible to you.

      2. Digging numbers: elementary statistics for archaeologists - Mike Fletcher, G. R. Lock 2005

        Book Essential CHAPTERS 1, 4 AND 5

      3. Quantifying archaeology - Stephen Shennan 1997

        Book Essential CHAPTERS 2 AND 4

    2. References and additional reading 3 items
      1. Digging numbers: elementary statistics for archaeologists - Mike Fletcher, G. R. Lock 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. Quantifying archaeology - Stephen Shennan 1997

        Book Recommended

  4. 4.3 Sampling - the why and the how of it 12 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. Statistics in archaeology - Baxter, M. J. 2003

        Book Essential Chapter 4

      2. Statistics for archaeologists: a commonsense approach - Robert D. Drennan c2009

        Book Essential E-BOOK. CHAPTER 7 AND CHAPTERS 17-20 IF YOU WISH TO TAKE THE TOPIC FURTHER

      3. Sampling in archaeology - Orton, Clive 2000

        Book Essential Chapter 2

      4. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book Essential Chapter 14

    2. References and Additional Reading 8 items
        • We will be looking at some case studies of sampling.
        • Examples can be found in Orton (200, chapters 4-7), Champion et al. (1995), Darvill & Fulton (1998) and Hey & Lacey (2001).

      1. Statistics in archaeology - Baxter, M. J. 2003

        Book Recommended

      2. Planning for the past: Vol. 3: Decision-making and field methods in archaeological evaluation - Champion, T. C., Shennan, Stephen, Cuming, Paul, University of Southampton 1995

        Book Recommended

      3. MARS: the monuments at risk survey of England, 1995 : main report - Darvill, Timothy, Fulton, Andrew K., Bell, Mark, Russell, Bronwen 1998

        Book Recommended

      4. Evaluation of archaeological decision-making processes and sampling strategies - Hey, Gill, Lacey, Mark, Kent (England), Oxford Archaeological Unit c2001

        Book Recommended E-BOOK AVAILABLE FROM OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY

      5. Sampling in archaeology - Orton, Clive 2000

        Book Recommended

      6. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book Recommended

  5. 4.4 Statistical approaches to data 14 items
      • This is the second flipped lecture.
      • As before, you will need to have watched the lectures beforehand and asked a hot question.
      • We shall look at questions such as: How can we transform archaeological information into statistical data? What sorts of questions can we ask of statistical data? What is the nature of statistical 'proof'?
      • We will then go on to look at a few of the various statistical techniques available to us, the 'statistical shop window.'

    1. Essential Reading 8 items
      1. For the basics of statistics read one of:

      2. Statistics in archaeology - Baxter, M. J. 2003

        Book Essential Chapter 1

      3. Chapters 1 and 4 - Robert D. Drennan

        Chapter Essential E-book: Statistics for archaeologists : a commonsense approach

      4. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book Essential CHAPTERS 1 AND 5

      5. For the various tests look at one of:

      6. Statistics in archaeology - Baxter, M. J. 2003

        Book Essential Chapter 5 and 11

      7. Statistics for archaeologists: a commonsense approach - Robert D. Drennan c2009

        Book Essential E-book: CHAPTERS 9, 11, 13-14

      8. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book Essential Chapters 6-8

    2. References and Additional Reading 5 items
      Some useful case studies can be found by Barclay et al (1990), Biddle & Webster (2005, Keene & Orton (1985) and Orton (1986)
      1. The chronological and spatial distribution of the objects - K. Barclay, M. Biddle, C. Orton

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      2. Statistics in archaeology - Baxter, M. J. 2003

        Book Recommended

      3. Green glass bottles - M. Biddle

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book Recommended

  6. 4.5 Statistical approaches to data (ii) 1 item
    1. Readings and practical as last week

  7. 4.6 Analysing Allemenschen 1 item
    1. No readings for this week

  8. 4.7 Presenting data: tables and graphs 9 items
      • There is more to presenting your data than just 'emptying' the contents of your notebook on the reader's head' (Wheeler).
      • We shall look at the issues involved in presenting data in tables and graphs, from the point of view of making them as intelligible as possible.
      • This is a flipped lecture, remember to pose a hot question.
      • Optional data analysis classes are available from 12-2pm.

    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Plain figures - Chapman, Myra, Wykes, Cathy, Civil Service College 1996

        Book Essential

      2. A primer in data reduction: an introductory statistics textbook - Ehrenberg, A. S. C. c1982

        Book Essential Chapters 15-18

      3. Ranter's corner - PUPs - K. Lockyear 1994

        Article Essential Paper journal

    2. References and Additional Reading 5 items
      1. See also Shennan (1997, chapter 4)

      2. Plain figures - Chapman, Myra, Wykes, Cathy, Civil Service College 1996

        Book Recommended

      3. A primer in data reduction: an introductory statistics textbook - Ehrenberg, A. S. C. c1982

        Book Recommended

      4. Ranter's corner-PUPs - K Lockyear 1994

        Article Recommended Paper journal

      5. Quantifying archaeology - Shennan, Stephen 1997

        Book Recommended

  9. 4.8 The good, the bad and the ugly 1 item
    1. No readings for this session

  10. 4.9 Presentations 3 items
    1. References and Additional Reading 3 items
      1. PowerPoint 2013 on demand - Steve Johnson c2013

        Book Essential E-BOOK

  11. 4.10 Summing up 1 item
    1. No readings for this week

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