Course Description for Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
This course is structured to provide students with the analytic background necessary to conduct and evaluate quantitative research in anthropology. The major foci for the class will be on: unit construction and data collection protocols; the statistical tools necessary to conduct analysis of data sets; the design of scientifically valid research projects; and the graphical display of quantitative data. Examples from all four fields of anthropology will be presented in order to provide a broad empirical perspective. Additionally, this course will cover issues relating to research design, sampling, and institutional review board policy.