ANTHROPOLOGICAL STATISTICS II
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Instructor: Benjamin Auerbach, Ph.D.
Contact information: Office: 229 South Stadium Hall
Office hours: Wednesdays, 1 3 P.M. (or by appointment)
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays (11:10 A.M. 12:25 P.M.)
Location: 253 South Stadium Hall
Anthropological Statistics II builds on the statistical foundations developed in Anthropological Statistics I
(ANTH 504). ANTH 504 introduced parameters and their statistical estimates, and common methods for
examining differences among them, from t-tests and 2 to MANOVA and multiple linear regression.
Students enrolled in ANTH 604 are expected to have a firm understanding of these methods, especially
their theoretical underpinnings and practical application.
Like Anthropological Statistics I, the main goal of ANTH 604 is to introduce analytical methods and
demonstrate the practical applications of statistics to anthropological inquiry. Unlike ANTH 504, however,
this course is not focused on a single statistical model (the general linear model) or school of statistics
(frequentist). Instead, it is intended to introduce an assortment of additional statistical methods that have