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History Matters

Quantitative data, although seemingly daunting and impersonal, can help you understand the past.

Making Sense of Numbers

Does the very thought of quantitative analysis make you shake in your shoes? "Making Sense of Numbers" provides a place for students and teachers to begin working with quantitative historical data as a way of understanding the past. Written by Gary J. Kornblith, this guide offers an overview of quantitative methods, how historians use historical data, and step-by-step instructions using actual historical data to determine totals, rates, averages, standard deviations, and coefficients of correlation.