Adyelotte, William O., Allan G. Bogue, and Robert William Fogel, eds.
The Dimensions of Quantitative Research in History (Princeton,
NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972).
A collection of essays by leading pioneers of quantitative history that
includes case studies in the social, political, and economic development
of the United States, France, and Great Britain.
Clubb, Jerome M., Erik W. Austin, and Gordon W. Kirk, Jr. The Process
of Historical Inquiry: Everyday Lives of Working Americans (New
York: Columbia University Press, 1989).
Uses data collected on families of American textile workers in 1888-90
as case study for the application of quantitative historical methods
and elementary statistical analysis.
Fogel, Robert William and G. R. Elton, Which Road to the Past: Two
Views of History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).
Two essays comparing the methods and merits of statistically-oriented
"scientific" history and traditional history, one by a champion
of quantification and the other by a skeptic.
Gonick, Larry and Woollcott Smith. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
(New York: HarperPerennial, 1993).
An entertaining and cleverly illustrated, yet serious, jam-packed introduction
to statisticsnot a joke book.
Haskins, Loren and Kirk Jeffrey. Understanding Quantitative History
(Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1990).
A user-friendly introduction to the application of statistical
methods in history that focuses on the basic concepts and skills necessary
to read quantitative historical scholarship carefully and critically.
Hudson, Pat. History by Numbers: An Introduction to Quantitative
Approaches (London: Arnold, 2000).
A comprehensive, sophisticated introduction to statistical methods for
historians and the theoretical and empirical issues involved in doing
quantitative history; examples drawn mainly from British sources.
Jarausch, Konrad H. and Kenneth A. Hardy, Quantitative Methods for
Historians: A Guide to Research, Data, and Statistics (Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 1991).
A solid introduction to doing (not just reading about) quantitative
history, especially research involving large databases; the information
on computer applications is behind current practice.
Phillips, John L. How to Think about Statistics, 6th ed. (New
York.: W.H. Freeman, 2000).
A highly accessible primer on fundamental concepts of social statistics,
written for undergraduates by a psychologist; examples are drawn from
social sciences other than history.
Swierenga, Robert P., ed. Quantification in American History: Theory
and Research (New York: Atheneum, 1970).
A collection of early essays on quantitative approaches to American
history; includes discussions of methodology, an influential critique
of quantification, and several examples of political, economic, and