ISBN-10:
1446296539
ISBN-13:
9781446296530
Pub. Date:
12/19/2016
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Quantitative Geography: The Basics / Edition 1

Quantitative Geography: The Basics / Edition 1

by Richard Harris
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Overview

Numerical data are everywhere. Charts and statistics appear not just in geography journals but also in the media, in public policy, and in business and commerce too. To engage with quantitative geography, we must engage with the quantitative methods used to collect, analyse, present and interpret these data.



Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the perfect introduction for undergraduates beginning any quantitative methods course. Written in short, user-friendly chapters with full-colour diagrams, the book guides the reader through a wide range of topics from the basic to the more advanced, including:

  • Statistics
  • Maths
  • Graphics
  • Models
  • Mapping and GIS
  • R


Closely aligned with the Q-Step quantitative social science programme, Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the ideal starting point for understanding and exploring this fundamental area of Geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446296530
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/19/2016
Series: Spatial Analytics and GIS
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Harris is Professor of Quantitative Social Geography at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. He is the lead author on two textbooks about quantitative methods in geography and related disciplines: Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science (Prentice Hall, 2011) and Geodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting (Wiley, 2005).

Richard's research interests are in the geographies of education and the education of geographers. He is currently Director of Bristol Q-Step Centre, part of a multimillion pound UK initiative to raise quantitative skills training among social science students, and has worked with both the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Higher Education Academy to promote numeracy and to support the transition of students from schools to University.

Table of Contents

PART 1: ABOUT QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
Introducing Quantitative Geography
The Use and Abuse of Statistics
PART 2: FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
Principles of Statistics (or, how statistics work)
Some Maths and Notation
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Statistical Testing, statistical significance and why they are contentious
PART 3: DOING QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
Data Presentation and Graphics
Mapping and GIS
Looking at Relationships and Creating Models
Multiple regression and geography
Analysing Geographical Patterns and Differences
An Introduction to R

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