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Maths skills for Humanities students

Presentation slides from a (ma+hs)Smart workshop designed to introduce some of the "numerical critical thinking" techniques you might find useful in the study of Humanities and Social Science units. (See the workshop timetable to find out if this session is running this semester.)

Examples covered include use (and abuse) of percentages, "signal and noise" in data and cause-and-effect arguments. 

The slides are reasonably self-explanatory so feel free to click through them.

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