MATH06074 2013 STATISTICS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
STATISTICS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
STATISTICS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
MATH06074
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATH - Mathematics
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Cian Taylor
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This module is designed to introduce the learner to the subject of statistics as applied to topics in archaeology. The module will cover basic maths skills and data presentation before moving on to cover some basic inferential statistics and methods of
statistical testing which have particular relevance to archaeology.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate their knowledge of core statistics skills such as data presentation and use of summary statistics.

2.

Apply their knowledge of descriptive statistics to summarise a dataset in an appropriate and meaningful way.

3.

Use basic inferential statistics to make robust judgements about a population of interest by analysis of sample data from the population.

4.

Select and apply a basic statistical test to an archaeological scenario.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed using a combination of continuous assessment and an end of year written exam. A portion of the continuous assessments will be formative in nature and are designed to aid student learning while providing feedback to the lecturer as to student progress. Another part of the CA will allow the students to demonstrate their knowledge of software for solving statistical problems.

Indicative Syllabus

Basic maths skills: rearranging formulas, BOMDAS, simple arithmetic.

Data presentation: bar charts, frequency charts, histograms.

Summary Statistics: mean, median, mode, standard deviation and variance, relative standard deviation, confidence intervals.

Statistical Distributions: normal, binomial.

Statistical Testing: equality of means, variances.

Regression: simple linear regression.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
70 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
30 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Answer Questions Worksheets and in-class exercises Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Several assignments to be completed to demonstrate use of statistical software. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 30 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Computer Laboratory Computer-based sessions. 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Reilly, J (2008). Using Statistics. Dublin: Gill & McMillan.

Fletcher, M (2005). Digging numbers: elementary statistics for archaeologists. Oxford: Oxford University School of Archaeology.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None