Overview

Statistics are increasingly important in the study of archaeology for understanding published work, as well as producing high standard analytical research that moves away from the Culture-History paradigm, yet statistical teaching in archaeology is often absent or limited.

Program:

COURSE 1: An Introduction to Statistics and Uni-variate Analysis
DAY 1 Basic Statistics 3 hours (Classroom)
Alex Wilshaw

Ø  Probability

Ø  Distribution (normality, skewness etc..)

Ø  Types of data

Ø  Descriptives (mean, SD, VAR, COV)

Ø  Graphs & charts

+ homework or potential computer lab sessions in the afternoon
DAY 2 Uni-variate Statistics 4 hours (Classroom)
Alex Wilshaw

Ø  t-tests (paired & independent)

Ø  Chi2

Ø  Correlation Regression

Ø  ANOVA & post-hoc tests

+ homework or potential computer lab sessions in the afternoon
DAY 3 Statistical Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting in SPSS 3 hours (Computer lab)
Alex Wilshaw

Ø  Putting into practice the skills learnt during the previous two days, using SPSS

Ø  Potential to also use own data and gain feedback/help

DAY 4 Statistical Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting in R 3 hours (Computer lab)
João Cascalheira

Ø  Putting into practice the skills learnt during the previous two days, using R

Ø  Potential to also use own data and gain feedback/help

 

COURSE 2: Advanced Statistics and Multi-variate Analyses
DAY 1 Advanced Statistics 1: Multivariate-Statistics 3 hours (Classroom)
Alex Wilshaw

Ø  General Linear Models

Ø  Multiple Regression

+ homework
DAY 2 Advanced Statistics 2: Dimension Reduction 4 hours (Classroom)
Alex Wilshaw

Ø  Principal Component Analysis

Ø  Discriminant Analysis

Ø  Using & understanding Residuals

+ homework
DAY 3 Statistical Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting 3 hours (Computer lab)
Alex Wilshaw

Ø  Putting into practice the skills learnt during the previous two days, using SPSS

Ø  Potential to also use own data and gain feedback/help

DAY 4 Statistical Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting in R 3 hours (Computer lab)
João Cascalheira

Ø  Putting into practice the skills learnt during the previous two days, using R

Ø  Potential to also use own data and gain feedback/help

 

Trainers

Alex Wilshaw is a senior lecturer in evolutionary anthropology at the Liverpool James Moores University. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University in 2012 and since then developed a keen interest in statistics applied to archaeology to push our understanding of human biological and behavioural evolution. He will make you love SPSS!
João Cascalheira  is an assistant researcher at ICArEHB. He obtained his PhD at the University of Algarve in 2013, with a particular interest on computer applications in archaeological practices. Statistics allow him to further analyse artifacts and deduce human behaviour and ecological dynamics. He will make you love R!!

 

Dates

Course 1 – An Introduction to Statistics and Uni-variate Analysis (6th to 9th of April 2022)

Course 2 – Advanced Statistics and Multi-variate Analyses (4th to 7th of May 2022)

 

Mode of training and location

Presential at FCHS, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

 

 

Total hours

13

 

Number of participants 

Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 20

 

Registration fee 

Free

Travel and accommodation expenses are paid by each participant (except ICArEHB members)
Confirmation of participation will be sent on February.

 

 

Registration