History and number

Course Code :1069FLWGES
Study domain:History
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Bruno Blondé
Reinoud Vermoesen

3. Course contents *

In this course an overview of the most commonly applied statistical methods applied in historical research will be provided. Attention will be given to the arranging and displaying of data, descriptive statistics (central tendency and dispersion), time-series analysis, the relationship between variables, and significance testing.  Moreover, students will be introduced into the nature of quantitative thinking and its possibilities and drawbacks in historical research. The course offers a practical introduction to the use of the statistical software package SPSS and also Access.