Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists
By (author) Nigel Walford
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Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists by Nigel Walford
Book DescriptionPractical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists provides an introductory guide to the principles and application of statistical analysis in context. This book helps students to gain the level of competence in statistical procedures necessary for independent investigations, field-work and other projects. The aim is to explain statistical techniques using data relating to relevant geographical, geospatial, earth and environmental science examples, employing graphics as well as mathematical notation for maximum clarity. Advice is given on asking the appropriate preliminary research questions to ensure that the correct data is collected for the chosen statistical analysis method. The book offers a practical guide to making the transition from understanding principles of spatial and non-spatial statistical techniques to planning a series analyses and generating results using statistical and spreadsheet computer software. * Learning outcomes included in each chapter * International focus * Explains the underlying mathematical basis of spatial and non-spatial statistics * Provides an geographical, geospatial, earth and environmental science context for the use of statistical methods * Written in an accessible, user-friendly style Datasets available on accompanying website at www.wiley.com/go/Walford
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470849156
(245mm x 172mm x 25mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nigel Walford
Geographical Data, Hardback (February 2002)
This work is a response to the recent growth in the volume of geographical data, especially in the amount captured directly into a digital format. It focuses on the principle sources of geographical data and provides a comprehensive overview of their characteristics and analytical capabilities.
Geographical Data Analysis, Paperback (April 1995)» View all books by Nigel Walford
This textbook aims to clarify the links between statistics and computerized data analysis when applying the scientific method of enquiry to geography. It explains basic statistical techniques and demonstrates their application in geographical data analysis.
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