The null hypothesis always assumes that the means are equal, while the alternative hypothesis may be one-sided or two-sided. Tests of Significance for Two Unknown Means and Unknown Standard Deviations In general, the population standard deviations are not known, and are estimated by the calculated values s1 and s2. In this case, the test statistic is defined by the two-sample t statistic.
Gittinger, Reading Religion "Van der Veer advocates the investigation of specific ethnographic contexts, which he calls 'fragments of social life'—such as caste, class, regional identity, gender, and gift exchange—in order to highlight comparisons. As all good books do, this one opens outward to suggest as many questions as it answers.
This informative and theoretically sophisticated work will serve as an important reckoner to that end. Putting comparison back on the agenda is timely and necessary not only for organizing our research projects but also for finding a way out of the partly imposed and partly self-chosen relative isolation in which anthropologists often find themselves in academia and public debate.
Journal of Ethnographic Theory "This book is very welcome as a message from anthropology to the rest of the social sciences in a time when big data and calls for predictability opinion pollsrelevance, applicability, and reliability surveys, 'hard' facts, large-scale analysis with universal validity are dominant is public academic discourse.
This book is a defense for fragmentary knowledge, for slow and thorough knowledge that cannot rely on taken-for-granted universals that characterize, for instance, quantitative methodologies, rational choice theory, and evolutionary theory.
Journal of Ethnographic Theory "I challenge any reader not to come away from it feeling both wiser and better informed about its empirical subject matter, and invigorated about the pragmatic power of anthropological comparison.
Journal of Ethnographic Theory "Passionately defending a critically informed anthropological method, Peter van der Veer takes on big names and massively funded projects in the social sciences—and he does not suffer fools gladly.
He exposes the 'emperor's clothes,' critically revealing the persistence of unexamined Western cultural presuppositions while challenging the tendency toward generalization and cultural essentialism in the social sciences and the political uses of notions of civilization and civility to exclude unwanted others.
Peter van der Veer is especially effective in debunking the implicit binary assumption that treats an undifferentiated West as 'rational' and an equally undifferentiated 'Rest' as 'religious. Social Poetics and the Real Life of States, Societies, and Institutions Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.
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Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.But comparison tables are equally well-suited to services, membership levels, pricing packages, software features, tuition rates, or locations.
They can be used to compare similar items from the same organization, or to compare one organization’s products against those of a competitor. When the input to an operator is a scalar value, comparison operators return a Boolean value. When the input is a collection of values, the comparison operators return any matching values.
If there are no matches in a collection, comparison operators do not return anything. The equality operators. "The Value of Comparison gives a rather unflinching critique of Western cultural assumptions while firmly seated in the very field it scrutinizes.
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In this section we will discuss using the Comparison Test and Limit Comparison Tests to determine if an infinite series converges or diverges. In this case the original series would have to take a value larger than the new series.
To use the limit comparison test we need to find a second series that we can determine the convergence of. However, in a year-on-year comparison value was up 37% from 24,m invested in May , while volume also rose 2% from 1, deals over the same timeframe.