Quantitative Digital Humanities
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Course title in Estonian
Kvantitatiivne digihumanitaaria
Course title in English
Quantitative Digital Humanities
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Provide opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in the field of quantitative analysis methods of digital technologies.
Create conditions for developing practical skills in the technologies of digital research.
Brief description of the course
Acquiring the methods of descriptive statistics by using practical samples and input from sources with different formats. Filtering and conversion of data for the purpose of manageable research. SQL commands, XML equipment. Main terminology of statistics, the use of them for recognising data.
Evaluating the importance of deviation based on a 2x2 data table.
Finding the data differences and similarities by using Chi-Square Tests of frequency tables. The applications of this method in linguistics, folklore and history studies etc..
Grouping of entries based on meta-data.
Grouping of characteristics. Finding dependencies between characteristics. Linear modelling of correlations. Examples of other possible forms of correlations.
Understanding data distribution by use of histograms.
The characteristics of normal distribution, comparing data set distribution to normal distribution. Examples of indicators that comply better or less well than normal distribution.
Predicting the cumulative values by using expected values and standard deviation. Detecting common and unusual fluctuations in text word frequency.
Comparing expected values by t-test.
Prior calculation of summaries with DataCube.
Independent work
Independent run-through of the topics and examples covered during the lectures using different sets of data.
Learning outcomes in the course
Is able to use quantitative methods for analysing humanities.
Knows the usage fields of quantitative methods.
Is able to choose an appropriate method for a situation.
Is able to assess the accuracy of the deductions made and the factors influencing them.
Assessment methods
Weekly exercises based on the topics covered.
Two tests.
Jaagup Kippar
The course is a prerequisite
Study literature
Baayen, R. H. A Practical Introduction to Statistics
Replacement literature
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