Statistical Techniques in Geographical Analysis Third Edition

Author: Dennis Wheeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136757821
Format: PDF
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Applying statistical techniques for geogrphical data collection and analysis can be a difficult and challenging process, especially for students who have not studied formal mathematics for many years. Assumning no more knowledge than basic GCSE maths, this book provides a gentle introduction on how to confidently approach a wide range of methids and apply them in either one or both of the leading software statistical packages, SPSS and MINITAB. Statistical Techniques in Geographic Analysis provides a significant number of practical examples tht ensure understanding and promote further development. The book covers the four key areas of univariate, bivariate, multivariate and spatial techniques. Statistical Techniques in Geographic Analysis also includes a CDROM that offers students the chance to practice their application of each method in either MINITAB or SPSS.

Statistical Methods for Geography

Author: Peter A Rogerson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446245156
Format: PDF, Docs
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'This book provides students with everything they need to know in both a basic statistics course and also in introductory courses focused on spatial data analysis. It is extremely well-written, well-organised and has plenty of easily understood examples - really the ideal textbook. I recommend it extremely highly' - Stewart Fotheringham, Director, National Centre for Geocomputation National University of Ireland Maynooth The Third Edition of this bestselling student favourite has again been revised and updated to provide an expert introduction to the principal methods and techniques needed to understand a statistics module. Features new to this edition include: - further introductory material - updated exercises and illustrative examples - updated downloadable datasets

Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908965
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Practical, accessible, careful and interesting, this...revised volume brings the subject up-to-date and explains, in bite sized chunks, the "how's" and "why's" of modern day geographical study...[It] brings together physical and human approaches again in a new synthesis." - Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford Key Methods in Geography is the perfect introductory companion, providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. New to the third edition: 12 new chapters representing emerging themes including online, virtual and digital geographical methods Real-life case study examples Summaries and exercises for each chapter Free online access to full text of Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography Progress Reports The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, 3rd Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.

Quantitative and Statistical Approaches to Geography

Author: John A. Matthews
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483278808
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Quantitative and Statistical Approaches to Geography: A Practical Manual is a practical introduction to some quantitative and statistical techniques of use to geographers and related scientists. This book is composed of 15 chapters, each begins with an outline of the purpose and necessary mechanics of a technique or group of techniques and is concluded with exercises and the particular approach adopted. These exercises aim to enhance student's ability to use the techniques as part of the process by which sound judgments are made according to scientific standards while tackling complex problems. After a brief introduction to the principles of quantitative and statistical geography, this book goes on dealing with the topics of measures of central tendency; probability statements and maps; the problem of time-dependence, time-series analysis, non-normality, and data transformations; and the elements of sampling methodology. Other chapters cover the confidence intervals and estimation from samples, statistical hypothesis testing, analysis of contingency tests, and non-parametric tests for independent and dependent samples. The final chapters consider the evaluation of correlation coefficients, regression prediction, and choice and limitations of statistical techniques. This book is of value to undergraduate geography students.

Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science

Author: Richard Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904400
Format: PDF, Docs
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Statistics are important tools for validating theory, making predictions and engaging in policy research. They help to provide informed commentary about social and environmental issues, and to make the case for change. Knowledge of statistics is therefore a necessary skill for any student of geography or environmental science. This textbook is aimed at students on a degree course taking a module in statistics for the first time. It focuses on analysing, exploring and making sense of data in areas of core interest to physical and human geographers, and to environmental scientists. It covers the subject in a broadly conventional way from descriptive statistics, through inferential statistics to relational statistics but does so with an emphasis on applied data analysis throughout.

Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography

Author: Richard E. Thomson
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123877830
Format: PDF
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Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography, Third Edition is a practical reference to established and modern data analysis techniques in earth and ocean sciences. Its five major sections address data acquisition and recording, data processing and presentation, statistical methods and error handling, analysis of spatial data fields, and time series analysis methods. The revised Third Edition updates the instrumentation used to collect and analyze physical oceanic data and adds new techniques including Kalman Filtering. Additionally, the sections covering spectral, wavelet, and harmonic analysis techniques are completely revised since these techniques have attracted significant attention over the past decade as more accurate and efficient data gathering and analysis methods. Completely updated and revised to reflect new filtering techniques and major updating of the instrumentation used to collect and analyze data Co-authored by scientists from academe and industry, both of whom have more than 30 years of experience in oceanographic research and field work Significant revision of sections covering spectral, wavelet, and harmonic analysis techniques Examples address typical data analysis problems yet provide the reader with formulaic “recipes for working with their own data Significant expansion to 350 figures, illustrations, diagrams and photos

An Introduction to Statistical Problem Solving in Geography

Author: J. Chapman McGrew, Jr.
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609621
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written for undergraduate geography majors and entry-level graduate students with limited backgrounds in statistical analysis and methods, McGrew and Monroe provide a comprehensive and understandable introduction to statistical methods in a problem-solving framework. Engaging examples and problems are drawn from a variety of topical areas in both human and physical geography and are fully integrated into the text. Without compromising statistical rigor or oversimplifying, the authors stress the importance of written narratives that explain each statistical technique. After introducing basic statistical concepts and terminology, the authors focus on nonspatial and spatial descriptive statistics. They transition to inferential problem solving, including probability, sampling, and estimation, before delving deeper into inferential statistics for geographic problem solving. The final chapters examine the related techniques of correlation and regression. A list of major goals and objectives is included at the end of each chapter, allowing students to monitor their own progress and mastery of geographic statistical materials. An epilogue, offering over 150 geographic situations, gives students a chance to figure out which statistical technique should be used for a particular situation.

Elementary Statistics for Geographers Third Edition

Author: James E. Burt
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609180933
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Widely adopted, this uniquely comprehensive text introduces the techniques and concepts of statistics in human and physical geography. Unlike other texts that gloss over the conceptual foundations and focus solely on method, the book explains not only how to apply quantitative tools but also why and how they work. Students gain important skills for utilizing both conventional and spatial statistics in their own research, as well as for critically evaluating the work of others. Most chapters are self-contained in order to provide maximum flexibility in course design. Requiring no math beyond algebra, the book is well suited for undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses. Helpful features include chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, and practice problems at the end of each chapter. New to This Edition *Restructured and updated to reflect current developments in the field. *Five entirely new chapters cover graphical methods, spatial relationships, analysis of variance, extending regression analysis, and spatial analysis. *Features even more worked examples, many with accompanying graphics. *The companion website offers datasets and solutions to selected end-of-chapter exercises.

Elementary Statistics for Geographers

Author: James E. Burt
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572304847
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the techniques and concepts of statistics in human and physical geography. This book explains not only how to apply quantitative tools but also why and how they work. It helps students gain important skills for utilizing conventional and spatial statistics in their own research, as well as for critically evaluating the work of others.