Centre for Digital Humanities


CDH Workshop: Basics of Statistics – Hands-on training day for humanities staff

Event details

15 May 2023
09:30 - 16:30
Digital Humanities Workspace - Room 0.32
Drift 27 (Room 0.32), Utrecht, 3512 BR

Data are becoming increasingly important in the humanities. In this one day course, intended for researchers and teachers in the humanities, you will learn the basics of statistical data analysis.

This hands-on training day will be given by professor Hugo Quené and research and education assistant Kirsten Schutter. They will start with core concepts: sample, data. Next, they will discuss the principles underlying statistical descriptions and analyses: variationprobability. You will learn how to describe statistical properties of data (centre, distribution), how to choose an appropriate statistical test, and how to perform a simple statistical tests.

Importantly, you will also learn what you can and cannot learn from a statistical test (significance, effect size, power). In addition you will learn how to discern meaningful patterns amidst random variation in data (correlation, regression). Throughout the course you will learn to interpret and assess statistical results. Moreover, you will start learning to use R software (and its companion Rstudio) to analyze data and visualize patterns.

We ask you to bring your own laptop to the workshop and install software on it before the training. You will receive an email with detailed information about this well before the training starts.

Admission is free, but the number of participants is limited, so please register as soon as possible (first come, first served). If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by sending an email to CDH@uu.nl, so another participant can take your place. You will be asked to do some preparations in advance (readings, downloading software and datasets).

Please note: the Centre for Digital Humanities aims to promote digital literacy amongst staff-members. When taking this course, the CDH will automatically settle a DCU compensation of 20 hours with your department, which equals 0,90 DCUs (this is double the actual time investment).