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  • The Art of Counting’s premier statistical guru weighs in on Factor Analysis

    Our amazing statistical partner, Lili Garrard, is a Senior Analyst at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.  She has been involved with the Art of Counting project for more than four years now and has performed a wide array of analyses on the data …

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  • Cluster analysis is NOT scary, I promise

    Cluster analysis as defined by a statistician:  A procedure by which subjects, cases, or variables are clustered into groups based on similar characteristics of each.  Hierarchical cluster analysis attempts to identify relatively homogenous groups of variables (or cases) based on selected characteristics.  An algorithm is …

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  • Factor Analysis is NOT scary, I promise

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    There are two primary advanced statistical techniques that have already been applied to selected data from Medinet Habu—factor analysis and cluster analysis.  This post will endeavor to explain the insights provided by factor analysis in the examination of visual material.  This will not be an …

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  • Correlation is NOT scary, I promise

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    Many of the findings that are presented by Art of Counting will require a basic understanding of key statistical techniques.  This will be an exploration into correlation.

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  • Medinet Habu frequency analysis: simple method, amazing insights

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    What is a “frequency analysis”?  Simple. It is a basic count of the number of times a certain attribute appears within the given dataset.  But despite its simplicity, it can sometimes provide amazing insights for the trained eye.

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  • Collaboration in this new era of art historical research

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    Brian Hunt (his excellent blog can be found at http://brianvhunt.com/) asked very insightful questions in response to an earlier post on a frequency analysis of Medinet Habu.  His questions were important enough to warrant a post of its own, particularly since they clearly pointed out …

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  • Correlation Explained, with Ancient Egypt example

    One of the most basic statistical analyses is also one of the most revealing: correlation.  Simply put, correlation means when you tend to see (or not see) one variable, the other variable tends to appear (or not appear) in likewise fashion.

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  • History of the Art of Counting

    The Art of Counting comes from seven years of development. It was born from my dissertation project, which began at the memorial temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu (c. 1185 B.C.E.). All (except very heavily damaged) relief scenes in the temple that include the …

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The Art of Counting is dedicated to the memory of Margery Meilleur, who first taught me to view history through the eyes of the images we create.