|Module Title||ANALYSIS + PRESENTATION OF QUANTITATIVE DATA|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Bryn Hubbard|
|Pre-Requisite||Only available to intending Honours Geographers|
|Course delivery||Practicals / Field Days||30 Hours 10 x 3 hours|
Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
This module provides instruction and practice in a range of parametric and non-parameteric statistical tests, regression analysis, correlation and analysis of variance techniques. The theory behind each statistical procedure, and the rationale for its application, are outlined in each practical. Data sets will be provided from a range of physical geography settings, permitting familiarisation with the statistical technique and interpretation of the results. Computer-based packages from which analysis and presentation of data can be achieved. Such software includes the statistics package MINITAB, and the suite of graphics programs known collectively as UNIRAS. This part of the course involves extensive 'hands-on' computer based learning of the packages. Again, data sets will be provided, and students will be required to produce a range of data and graphic outputs as part of their continual assessment. The following practical timetable is planned for this module:
To provide sound training in the background and application of various statistical procedures and also in appropriate forms of data presentation. It should be noted that many aspects of the course will be directly relevant to the undergraduate dissertation performed at the end of Level 2/1.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
By the end of this module students will be:
1. Proficient in the mechanics and the interpretation of a variety of parametric and non-paramentric statistical procedures.
2. Proficient in a number of computer-based packages enabling data presentation in a range of statistical and graphical forms.
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Johnston, R.J.. (1980) Multivariate Statistical Analysis in Geography. Longman
Shaw, G. and Wheeler, D.. (1984) Statistical techniques in Geographical Analysis. David Fulton Publishers, London
Siegel, S. and Castellan, N.J.. (1988) Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. McGraw-Hill