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Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists is a text that all students can work through, regardless of their geography or earth science stream degree pathway and their existing mathematical knowledge. The text demystifies the mathematical component of statistics and presents these techniques in an easy-to-understand fashion. Case studies that illustrate the workings of each technique through photographs and diagrams will help students visualize some of the processes involved. Also covered in the book is a clear explanation of how statistical software packages work.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
SECTION I I FIRST PRINCIPLES
Chapter 1 What's in a number?
Chapter 2 Geographical data: quantity and content
Chapter 3 Geographical data: collection and acquisition
Chapter 4 Statistical measures (or quantities)
Chapter 5 Frequency distributions, probability and hypotheses
Flow diagrams
SECTION II TESTING TIMES
Chapter 6 Parametric tests
Chapter 7 Non-parametric tests
SECTION III FORMING RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 8 Correlation
Chapter 9 Regression
Chapter 10 Correlation and regression of spatial data
SELECTED READING
INDEX

Pressestimmen

"Designed for students with all levels of math background, this book helps take the angst out of the mathematical part of statistics, and encourages students to gain the competence in statistical procedures needed for independent investigations, fieldwork, and other projects." (Booknews, 1 June 2011)
EAN: 9780470849156
ISBN: 0470849150
Untertitel: 1. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2011
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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